Pilonidal Sinus –

Pilonidal sinus is a latin word . ( Pillus means Hairs, Nidus means Nest ) Infact, it is an abscess near or on the natal cleft of the buttocks that often contains hairs and skin debris.

pilonidal-cyst

Symptoms
– Pain, discomfort or swelling above the anus or near the tailbone that comes and goes,
– Opaque yellow (purulent) or bloody discharge from the tailbone area,
– Unexpected moisture in the tailbone region,
– Discomfort with sitting on the tailbone, doing sit-ups or riding a bike ( any activities that roll over the tailbone area )

Although, Pilonidal cysts are often very painful, but with draining, the patient might not feel pain.

Causes
– One proposed cause of pilonidal cysts is ingrown hair.
– Excessive sitting is thought to predispose people to the condition because they increase pressure on the coccyxregion.
– Some researchers have proposed that pilonidal cysts may be the result of a
congenital pilonidal dimple.
– Excessive sweating can also contribute to the cause of a pilonidal cyst. Moisture can fill a stretched hair follicle, which helps create a low-oxygen environment that promotes the growth of anaerobic bacteria, often found in pilonidal cysts. The presence of bacteria and low oxygen levels hamper wound healing and exacerbate a forming pilonidal cyst.

Treatment
Ayurvedic Kshar sutra treatment is the best treatment so far for Pilonidal Sinus. The kshar help to clean the sinus cavity and healing of wound without leaving even scan behind.