Pilonidal Cyst: Prevention and Complications

Prevention Tips

To help prevent pilonidal cysts, try to:
  • Keep the area clean and free from unwanted hair
  • Lose weight if needed
  • Avoid prolonged sitting

Watch Out

Drainage of pus and blood along with foul smell.

When to See Doctor

Consult a doctor if you have
  • Pain and Redness of the skin
  • Drainage of pus or blood from an opening in the skin
  • Foul smell from draining pus

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