Pilonidal Sinus

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Pilonidal Sinus


WHAT IS PILONIDAL SINUS?

Pilonidal Sinus is a little gap, passage or pit that is created at the highest point of the rear end between the buttocks where they meet at the base of the tailbone. This can bring about an abscess called a pilonidal abscess otherwise called a pilonidal pimple.

“Sinus” is typically connected with the natal depression however additionally depict highlights that can show up somewhere else on the body. Pilonidal abscess rarely affects the gap between the fingers or belly button.

In the event that pilonidal abscess gaps get infected, they can transform into a pilonidal abscess (pilonidal growth) that look like a boil.


SYMPTOMS OF PILONIDAL SINUS

The symptoms of a pilonidal abscess include:

  •     Recurrent Boil-like lump at natal cleft
  •     Tender lump
  •     Pain
  •     Swelling
  •     Redness
  •     Smelly pus
  •     Bleeding
 
CAUSES OF PILONIDAL SINUS

It isn’t clear why a few people build up a pilonidal abscess, yet irregular hair development is typically faulty.

Hair may push into the hair follicles of skin, which might burst in long run.

Different components may include:

  •     Being hairier than normal
  •     Curlier hard body hair type
  •     Sitting for long periods, for example, when driving
  •     Tight garments
  •     Friction
  •     Personal cleanliness issues
 
TREATMENTS

OPEN SURGERY

  •     Incision and drainage of abscess
  •     Wide excision
  •     Rhomboid flap etc