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Pilonidal Cyst

I have suffered for about 15 years from a pilonidal cyst. I am 28 years old, in otherwise good health.
For about four years, it drained on and off from one location and has not bothered me very much, aside from having to wear a bandage. Now, another huge cyst has appeared slightly above and the left of my original cyst. It was opened out of a small, deep hole and is now bleeding quite a bit after discharging a lot of watery pus.
I have heard about myristica and Silicea, followed by Calcarea Sulp but I am really looking for an end to this horrible disease once and for all. I have never tried homeopathic remedies and do not want to undergo surgery.
My husband and I are planning to have a family soon, and I also want to know if these cures are safe while trying to conceive and/or while pregnant. I must get rid of this cyst, and that is primary concern for now. Please, please - any help is SO appreciated.
  MRyerson on 2012-04-17
This is just a forum. Assume posts are not from medical professionals.
I'm looking for exactly how to remedy this - what doses of specific remedies. Thank you!!
MRyerson 8 years ago
Hi there,

The following additional information is required to help you. Therefore, please do the best you can in providing a detailed and accurate data.

1. ID
2. Age
3. Sex
4. Single/Married
5. weight
6. Height Â….
7. country
8. climate
9. List of your complaints

10. Since how long are you suffering from each complaint

11. Diabetic or non-Diabetic
12. Desire sweets/sour/salt
13. Thirst
14. Tongue and Taste
15. Current BP (without medicine and with medicine)

16. What exactly is happening?

17. How do you feel?
18. How does this affect you?

19. How does it feel like?
20. What comes to your mind?
21. One situation that had a
big effect on you?

22. How did that feel like?
23. What sensation do you experience in that situation?

24. What are you showing by that gesture of your hand (Habits or Actions)?

25. Current and previous remedies/medicines you are taking or took in the past?

26. Family Background
27. Educational Qualifications of the patient

28. Nature of work, what do you do for living?

29. Desires, likes and dislikes for food

30. Name of foods which increase your problem

31. Mind-behavior, anger, irritability, hurry, impatientÂ…and so on.. How are you different from other persons, public speaking or not , you can describe all of the details about your behavior, love and affections.

32. Aggravation (increases-time, season,)& Amelioration (Decreases)

33. Attached here your photographs of the affected area. (if required/optional)

34. Location of the disease
35. Side of the problem (Right or Left), (Upper or Lower part of body)
36. Color of the secretions/discharges e.g urine, stool, sputum, Saliva etc.

For Females Only
37. When is the period during the month approx date? Any monthly cycle issues? Regular, early, late, before problems, after problems, pain, any other discharges?
38. Are you pregnant? If yes, please give pregnancy start date? Any current issues?

nawazkhan 8 years ago
Thank you so much for your help. I will do my best to answer all your questions:
1. Madelena
2. 28
3. Female
4. Married
5. 130 lbs
6. 5 feet tall
7. USA
8. Temperate spring climate right now, approx 60 degrees F
9. Major complaint is the pilonidal cyst I have lived with for many years, almost 15 years. Started low in the cleft to the left side. That opened and drained several years ago and continues to occasionally drain. Now, another large swelling has appeared higher and to the left of the original pilonidal. This too has opened into a deep round hole. It is draining blood now after draining watery pus for a few days.
10. I've had the pilonidal since I was probably 13 or 14.
11. Non-diabetic
12. I like both sweet and salty but I try to eat healthy and not snack during the week.
13. Normal thirst, I drink a lot of water.
14. my taste buds and appetite are good.
15. BP is approx 129/76
16. The newer pilonidal location has opened and is draining blood. I want to get rid of these once and for all before I get pregnant.
17. I feel otherwise fine. I do have a herpes simplex 1 cold sore on the right side in the corner of my mouth. I get them approx. 1-2 times a year and suffer greatly from them.
18. The polidinal affects my everyday life, I'm embarrassed I may be bleeding through my pants at work. I feel disgusting and ugly because of the wound at times. I often do not feel like having intercourse because of the pain and discomfort. The cold sore makes me extremely embarrassed.
19. I feel nervous that it's going to get worse. I feel scared that it could really get bad when I'm pregnant.
20. What comes to my mind is that I am really sick of living with this disease.
21. A situation that affects me is when I have to go the beach I'm afraid I'll bleed through my bathing suit and be totally embarrassed.
22. it feels awful
23. shame, worry, fear, pain
24. I recently quit smoking, I try to be a good person to all.
25. I have taken antibiotics. I also put topic neosporin on wound. I have tried tea tree oil, iodex, peroxide.
26. My mother is of Italian background, Sicilian specifically. My father is a mix of Calabrese and probably German or Irish. He also suffered from a pilonidal cyst and had surgery as a teenager. My younger brother (age 20) suffers from this as well. He has had in lanced (I have not) but still occasionally suffers.
27. I have a Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts (theatre) and some credits towards an MS in Education.
28. I am an Admission Counselor at a college
29. I love almost all food and love to cook. Hate Cilantro.
30. I'm not really aware of foods that aggravate the cyst.
31. Unfortunately I am most irritable with the people I love the most, my husband and mother. I struggle to be less uptight about small problems. I try very hard to do right by my family and do good for everyone. I do have family stress related to money - just got married and left my parent's home. They are struggling with money severly and I feel unable to help them. I love being in front of people and public speaking. I was a theatre major. I love to cook. I feel very empathetic towards people and their plights, sometimes it is harder for me to show that with the people I love than with strangers.
32. Sometimes I can be easily aggravated by small things.
My cyst seems to be aggravated related to my menstrual cycle.
33. I do not have photos.
34. mid cleft of buttocks, to the left side
35. mid-Left side on buttocks
36. Now it is bleeding very red blood. Before that, yellowish watery pus leaked for days.
37. My last period started on April 11, 2012 and ended on April 14, 2012. I recently stopped taking the birth control pill (Levora) after approx. 5 years of taking it. My menstrual cycle is now much longer than the previous 28 days, usually 33-35 days long. I am bleeding more heavily than I did on the pill.
38. I am not pregnant, but my husband and I are having unprotected sex in the hopes of becoming pregnant soon.

I thank you VERY MUCH for any help you can provide me!
MRyerson 8 years ago

May God Bless You.

Please start taking Berberis Vulgaris Q, 4 drops mixed in 1/4 glass of mineral water, 3 times a day, for 5 days.

Please go ahead and order Calc Sulph 200C, Calendula 200C and Hypericum 200C.

Many prayers for your healthy life.

nawazkhan 8 years ago
May God Bless You, too Nawaz.

I will order the remedies you suggest. How shall I take them and in what quantity? Or will you stay with my case and advise as I go?
Also, are they safe when trying to conceive a child?
MRyerson 8 years ago
Another question, What strength of Berberis Vulgaris do I purchase? I do not see 'Q' as an option.
MRyerson 8 years ago
I'm so sorry to be bothersome. I have found the 'Q' strength by switching to liquid format.
For the other remedies, do I take pellets, tablets, or liquid? I'd like to order them today to get started.
Many, many thanks.
MRyerson 8 years ago
I have ordered the following:

Boiron Calcarea Sulphurica 200C 75 pellets
BOIRON USA - Calendula Officinalis 200ck
Boiron Hypericum Perforatum 200C 75 pellets
Berberis Vulgaris Mother Tincture 1oz liquid by Boiron
MRyerson 8 years ago
'will you stay with my case and advise as I go?
Yes, God willing.

'Also, are they safe when trying to conceive a child?
nawazkhan 8 years ago
'I have ordered the following:
Boiron Calcarea Sulphurica 200C 75 pellets
BOIRON USA - Calendula Officinalis 200ck
Boiron Hypericum Perforatum 200C 75 pellets
Berberis Vulgaris Mother Tincture 1oz liquid by Boiron'


You are welcome. Please stay blessed!
nawazkhan 8 years ago
Thank you again. I will post when I receive the remedies in the mail, and start using them.
Be well!
MRyerson 8 years ago
You are welcome.
nawazkhan 8 years ago
Good morning Nawaz,
I have received the remedies in the mail. I will start with the berberis drops in mineral water for 5 days.
Please advise as to how to proceed.

Thank you!
MRyerson 8 years ago

Please start taking Berberis Vulgaris Q, 4 drops mixed in 1/4 glass of mineral water, 3 times a day, for 5 days.

Also, please take Calendula 200C, 4 pellets dissolved in 1/4 cup of mineral water, One daily dose in the morning, for 5 days.

Please take Hypericum 200C as well, 4 pellets dissolved in 1/4 cup of mineral water, One daily dose in the evening, for 5 days.

More prayers for you.
nawazkhan 8 years ago
Very good. I will do so. Thank you very, very much again!
MRyerson 8 years ago
is the water supposed to be hot? the pellets are not dissolving in room temp water.
MRyerson 8 years ago
No, no hot water. Use a spoon for dissolving, it usually takes 3-4 minutes.
nawazkhan 8 years ago
I let it sit for a while and it finally dissolved. Thanks again.
MRyerson 8 years ago
nawazkhan 8 years ago
Dear Dr. Nawaz,
I have been taking your remedies as suggested since yesterday.
It is very soon, so no change as of yet. But just keeping you updated.
Can you give me a list of any other remedies I may have to order for my future treatment?
Also, when I get my period, should I discontinue the berberis? I'm not due to get it for a few weeks.
MRyerson 8 years ago
I am also reading that berberis is not good for pregnancy. If I was to conceive and not become aware until I miss my period, will this be dangerous?
MRyerson 8 years ago
Having some uterine cramping today. As a result of the berberis? Should I continue?
MRyerson 8 years ago
Is there any bleeding from the cyst right now?

How about the pain, pus, burning, itching or constipation?

You may read all you want, but, it will only bring more confusion and worry.
nawazkhan 8 years ago
You are right. I will trust your remedy and take as prescribed. There has been no bleeding today, only pus, light yellowish, beige and watery. I think less pus than yesterday. Little to no pain at all. No constipation, but quite a lot of gas pains. No burning or itching.
Thank you again Dr. Nawaz. You are very kind and helpful to aid me in this.
MRyerson 8 years ago
So, let's stop BV Q as there is no bleeding.
nawazkhan 8 years ago

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