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Old 03-15-2012, 03:53 PM   #1
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how best to shave the area of a pilonidal cyst, plus any other tips?

I have just had a pilonidal cyst removed today, my main question is about keeping the area shaven once its healed.

can anyone let me know how best to do it in this area (top of the buttocks)?

Im not liking the idea of a razor, will creams that kill the roots work or would that not be good on that area (would it make it sore)?

any other tips regrading the aftercare of having this surgery done would also be good.

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Re: how best to shave the area of a pilonidal cyst, plus any other tips?

Hi James, I had this surgery years ago. Do not use hair removal cream until you are certain the wound is fully healed as the incision is very deep and the pain does not bear thinking about if it is not 100 percent closed. It will be difficult to shave afterwards in order to avoid the scar, you may need to get someone to help.

I had loads baths with savlon in it to help avoid infection after surgery.

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Re: how best to shave the area of a pilonidal cyst, plus any other tips?

Hi James, I had this surgery years ago. Do not use hair removal cream until you are certain the wound is fully healed as the incision is very deep and the pain does not bear thinking about if it is not 100 percent closed. It will be difficult to shave afterwards in order to avoid the scar, you may need to get someone to help.

I had loads baths with savlon in it to help avoid infection after surgery.

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Re: how best to shave the area of a pilonidal cyst, plus any other tips?

thanks for your reply, i think i will stay away from creams for the time being lol

i have to get the wound checked on sunday so i hope that will be fine.

did you find any discomfort after it had healed, when you bend etc?

 
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Hi James ,
I had no problems afterwards a bit tender for a few weeks, but after that I never looked back.

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