Advice on what to do?


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Hey guys,

So I've been struggling with a pilonidal cyst and called a GP. They asked me to send photos and so I did.

He prescribed me flucloxacillin 4x a day. I completed my antibiotic course and it's still there... I know it's supposed to ease the symptoms but I was hoping it would reduce the cyst?

The lump and the sinus (hole) are still there and I don't know what to do. I signed up for this forum as a last resort because I seriously don't know what to do as it's making me feel really insecure. I was hoping they would do a minimal surgery but they didn't. I would do it privately but the costs are extremely high (over £2000).

Should I call my GP again asking for further treatment even though I don't feel any pain or just learn how to live with it?


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The flucloxacillin always ends up with me in A&e for drainage. Co-Amoxiclav is what you need, I always insist with doctor now when it reoccurs and it rarely fails to clear it. Hope you feel better soon.