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Draining Pilonidal Sinus

I hope you can help me. I am an 18 year old male. Last year I developed a pilonidal abcess. By the time I went to the doctor, as I had no idea what was wrong, the abcess had burst on it's own. I was given an antibiotic and soon after the problem seemed to disappear. 5 months later it started draining and it has not stopped since. It is very embarassing as I am a college student and living in close quarters. I have seen a surgeon and that can never be an option for me. I have tried an osteopath, but so far no luck. It continues to bleed and smell. Please help
 
  cg8080 on 2013-11-07
This is just a forum. Assume posts are not from medical professionals.
1. What are the symptoms of the problem
2. What makes the problem better
3. What makes the problem worse
4. How are you feeling mentally & emotionally during the problem (restless, calm, weepy, want to be alone etc)
5. Are you chilly or hot
6. How is your level of energy
7. How is your thirst
8. Are your lips or mouth dry
9. If fever, are you chilly or hot
10. If fever, are you sweating or not
11. If fever, what makes you feel better
12. Your likes & dislikes in food (taste, temperature…..)
13. What medicines are you on
14. What medicines have you taken in last 6 months (dates, dose, potency)
 
fitness 7 years ago
Thank you so much for responding. I have constant drainage of blood mixed with pus. Since I have started with the homeopathy it has made the bleeding worse. When the bleeding worsens so does the smell. I am on the sailing team, so sailing always makes it worse. I also sit for very long periods of time and it is often uncomfortable. I am mentally and emotionally drained from this as it is very embarassing. I would like to be alone but that is impossible because the constant bleeding and smell makes it hard for me to be comfortable around others. I am very stressed about it. My level of energy is high. I have not had a fever from this, but when I do I feel chilly. The constant wetness has made the area around the opening, which is just above my anus, very red and swollen. I tend to lead toward sour and salty. I have tried the following remedies: Silica 6x, 15 and most recently silica 30c with hepar sulph 30c. A month ago my osteopath gave me lachesis 30c. On the third night after taking it I had weird dreams/nightmares, although I can't remember them, it was like an out of body experience because I felt as if I was awake. I was hopeful that this would mean that the remedy would work, but nothing improved. Two nights ago I was given Apis M 1M. So far nothing. I would be much appreciative of your help. Thank you
[message edited by cg8080 on Thu, 07 Nov 2013 22:29:46 GMT]
[message edited by cg8080 on Thu, 07 Nov 2013 22:33:29 GMT]
 
cg8080 7 years ago
Please reply in front of each question leaving the question in place.
 
fitness 7 years ago
1. What are the symptoms of the problem
Thank you so much for responding. I have constant drainage of blood mixed with pus. It smells really bad. The constant wetness has caused redness and swelling around the opening, which is just above the anus.
2. What makes the problem better
So far, nothing has made the problem better.
3. What makes the problem worse
. I am on the sailing team, so sailing always makes it worse. I also sit for very long periods of time and it is often uncomfortable.

4. How are you feeling mentally & emotionally during the problem (restless, calm, weepy, want to be alone etc)
. I am mentally and emotionally drained from this as it is very embarassing. I would like to be alone but that is impossible because the constant bleeding and smell makes it hard for me to be comfortable around others. I am very stressed about it.

5. Are you chilly or hot
If I had to pick one it would be hot

6. How is your level of energy

My level of energy is high. My school work is rigorous and I am often up all night to get it done.

7. How is your thirst

I drink alot of water, but I am not usually thirsty

8. Are your lips or mouth dry

My lips are often dry

9. If fever, are you chilly or hot

hot
10. If fever, are you sweating or not

sweating

11. If fever, what makes you feel better

sleep
12. Your likes & dislikes in food (taste, temperature…..)
I tend to lead toward sour and salty

13. What medicines are you on

none

14. What medicines have you taken in last 6 months (dates, dose, potency)

I have tried the following remedies: Silica 6x, 15 and most recently silica 30c with hepar sulph 30c. A month ago my osteopath gave me lachesis 30c. On the third night after taking it I had weird dreams/nightmares, although I can't remember them, it was like an out of body experience because I felt as if I was awake. I was hopeful that this would mean that the remedy would work, but nothing improved.I did retake the lachesis a week later. Still nothing. Two nights ago I was given Apis M 1M. So far nothing. I would be much appreciative of your help. Thank you
[message edited by cg8080 on Fri, 08 Nov 2013 01:13:23 GMT]
 
cg8080 7 years ago
Can you please explain what do you mean you are emotionally drained

What makes the problem feel better e.g. warmth, cool, pressure

What makes the problem worse e.g. warmth, cool, pressure

What is smell like e.g. cheese, acid, sulfur, rotten eggs etc.

Is your mouth dry too

Is there any pain in the boil e.g. dull pain, shooting pain, splinter like pain

Do you have fever at this time

In your opening post you mentioned that if you have fever you feel chilly but in my questions you have stated you feel hot, what is it

Do you want to be covered during fever or what do you want

Any other health issues at this time

And STOP all homeopathic medicines.
[message edited by fitness on Fri, 08 Nov 2013 02:26:09 GMT]
 
fitness 7 years ago
Can you please explain what do you mean you are emotionally drained

I am tired of dealing with this problem. It is embarassing and making my life, which is already stressful because I am in an extremely rigorous academic program, very difficult. I am a very private person and I have had to tell my friends about this problem. I started the homeopathic remedies in September and they have made the bleeding worse.


What makes the problem feel better e.g. warmth, cool, pressure

warmth. A heating pad has made it feel better

What makes the problem worse e.g. warmth, cool, pressure

Pressure makes it worse, sailing and sitting.

What is smell like e.g. cheese, acid, sulfur, rotten eggs etc.

rotten eggs is closest. It's really awful

Is your mouth dry too

Mouth not dry

Is there any pain in the boil e.g. dull pain, shooting pain, splinter like pain

dull pain mostly. It was excruciating when it first happened last year, before it burst. Now with the drainage it is just uncomfortable when I sit for long periods

Do you have fever at this time

no fever

STOP all homeopathic medicines.

Took Apis M 1M two days ago.
[message edited by cg8080 on Fri, 08 Nov 2013 02:33:02 GMT]
 
cg8080 7 years ago
I believe your remedy is Hepar Sulfur 200c.

Please take two doses 12 hrs apart. Just two doses. Not daily.

One dose is one pill. Dissolve the pill under the tongue.

First dose: ASAP.

Second dose: 12 hrs after the first dose.

Report back with changes observed.
 
fitness 7 years ago
I will order it. I'm assuming you mean Hepar Sulphuris Calcareum. Thank you. I will let you know what happens
 
cg8080 7 years ago
Yes, that's correct.
 
fitness 7 years ago
I have just read that this will abort suppuration. Will it dry it up and expel all pus, blood and hair that is in it? I am worried to close it up if it does not clean out as it will just abcess again. I will be travelling out of the country in four weeks. Thank you
 
cg8080 7 years ago
It will cure the problem from inside out and hopefully not recur.
 
fitness 7 years ago
Sorry to bother you again. Is there any danger or serious side effects to taking the stronger strength of the hepar sulph?
 
cg8080 7 years ago
No.

Just to remind you, its an open forum, if you feel uncomfortable with what I have suggested, you can ask anyone else to prescribe. I won't mind.
 
fitness 7 years ago
Please don't take offense. I have been seeing an osteopath who for some reason is trying everything else but the higher dosages. I thought that possibly he was doing so because they were dangerous somehow. I have lost trust with him because he just seems to be guessing. I went to him initially because this is my first experience with homeopathy. I only have four weeks left to fix this and then I am aboard a ship for two months. I have not been able to find the hepar sulph locally so I am ordering it and unfortunately it will take a week to get to me. I will keep you posted. Thank you for your help. It is appreciated.
 
cg8080 7 years ago
None taken.

You can take three doses of Hep Sulf 30c, 8 hrs apart. Then report back with the status.

Please order the 200c in the meanwhile.

The reason the remedies were not working was that your osteopath didn't know what he was doing.

The remedy, potency & dose has to be right to work.
 
fitness 7 years ago
When I did take the hep sulf 30c and I took it once, the bleeding and smell got worse. What do you expect will happen with three doses so I am prepared. Thank you again.
 
cg8080 7 years ago
Then you should wait for 200c.

The 30c promoted the pus etc., more doses of 30c will promote it more for a few days but eventually heal it.

I want to avoid this intermediate bad patch and that's why going to 200c.
 
fitness 7 years ago
Thank you. I will wait for the 200c then. I hope to get back to you soon with good news.
 
cg8080 7 years ago
If you ever get a recurrence of this, I'd suggest that you take your constitutional remedy also which will ensure that all such susceptibilities in your body are cured permanently.
 
fitness 7 years ago
I do not understand what you mean by constitutional remedy. Is this site the best place to order from?
 
cg8080 7 years ago
There are other options to order too, Google it.

For finding your constitutional remedy, you have to fill in these questions:

Don't hurry, take your time to reply. I need DETAILS.

Yes/No/Normal answers are not helpful.

To know how to answer these questions please read this case to get an idea http://www.abchomeopathy.com/forum2.php/402668/.

1. Your age & sex

2. Describe your appearance i.e. weight, height, body type

3. What is your main health problem & its symptoms

4. When did this main problem begin

5. Can you relate any event or events which triggered this problem

6. What makes the main problem better

7. What makes it worse

8. What other health problems do you have

9. How do you feel mentally & emotionally (weepy, irritable, restless etc.)

10. Describe your personality (stubborn, easy going, always in a hurry etc.)

11. How do you relax

12. Do you normally fight or flight

13. What animals are you afraid of

14. What situations are you afraid of (heights, closed spaces, ocean etc)

15. What occupies your mind mostly

16. How do you respond to consolation & sympathy

17. Do you want to stay alone or with people

18. How is your sleep

19. Do you have any recurring dreams

20. What type of weather do you like and how it affects your complaints

21. Do you normally feel hot or cold

22. What type of clothes you wear

23. What foods you love

24. What foods you hate

25. What taste you love (sweet, salty, sour, bitter)

26. What taste you hate

27. Do you want to eat indigestible foods (chalk, mud….)

28. How is your thirst

29. Do you have dry lips & mouth

30. Any coating on tongue first thing in the morning

31. Any taste or smell from your mouth first thing in the morning

32. How is your skin

33. Details about your sweat (perspiration)

34. Any problems with ears, nose, chest, throat

35. How is your stool & urine

36. How is your sexual life & desire

37. Males genitals (erection, pain etc.)

38. Females menses details for regularity, flow, clots, discharge other than menses (reply to all these points)

39. What illnesses are running in your family, mother’s side & father’s side & brothers/sisters

40. Are you taking any medicines (allopathic or homeopathic)

41. What homeopathic remedies have you taken in the past (potency, dose, approx. time frame)
 
fitness 7 years ago
1. Your age & sex

I am male, age 18.

2. Describe your appearance i.e. weight, height, body type

Light brown hair, brown eyes, 6'2 Type O Body type 170 lbs

3. What is your main health problem & its symptoms

I have a pilonidal sinus which is constantly draining a blood and pus mixture with an offensive smell

4. When did this main problem begin

This problem began in January 2013 as a pilonidal abscess. By the time I went to the doctor, I had no idea what was wrong with me, the abscess had burst on its own. I was given a course of antibiotics and it seemed to go away.

5. Can you relate any event or events which triggered this problem

About a month before this happened I went snow boarding for the first time. I have never even skiied before, so I wasn't that good at it. I fell alot. I think this could have trigggered the disease. I also worked outside the weeks previous so I was in layered clothing, which the doctor said could have aggravated the situation even more.

6. What makes the main problem better

A heating pad has made it feel slightly better

7. What makes it worse

Sitting for long periods of time makes it worse. I spend 8 to 10 hours of day doing hw and then sitting in class. I am on the sailing team. This seems to make it worse. Stress also seems to make it worse.

8. What other health problems do you have

I am basically healthy. I had asthma and peanut butter allergy as a kid, but I outgrew both. Eczema. I have essential tremor, but I overcome it without medication. When I am overtired or over stressed I notice it most.

9. How do you feel mentally & emotionally (weepy, irritable, restless etc.)
. I am mentally and emotionally drained from this as it is very embarrassing. The constant bleeding and smell makes it hard for me to be comfortable around others. I am very stressed about it. I have had to tell my friends about this problem and that was hard for me because I am a very private person. It makes me want to be alone because it is so embarrassing, but I choose to be with my friends. I live in a frat-like environment.

10. Describe your personality (stubborn, easy going, always in a hurry etc.)
I am easy-going.I can be very stubborn, I am very strong-minded.

11. How do you relax

I listen to music

12. Do you normally fight or flight

Definitely flight. I do not like confrontation

13. What animals are you afraid of

Raccoons
14. What situations are you afraid of (heights, closed spaces, ocean etc)

Definitely heights, but I am trying to overcome it

15. What occupies your mind mostly

Right now, this problem mostly and schoolwork.

16. How do you respond to consolation & sympathy

I respond well to it

17. Do you want to stay alone or with people

With people. I love my friends and family.

18. How is your sleep

I sleep well because I don't get to do it enough with my rigorous school work

19. Do you have any recurring dreams

No

20. What type of weather do you like and how it affects your complaints

A sunny day always makes me feel better

21. Do you normally feel hot or cold

I normally feel hot

22. What type of clothes you wear

I mostly wear jeans, khakis and flannels or t-shirts. I dress down, but nice. I love to wear a shirt and tie though

23. What foods you love

Thats a hard question for me. I love eggplant parmigiana the most I guess

24. What foods you hate

I hate steak

25. What taste you love (sweet, salty, sour, bitter)
I like sweet. I love Reeses's Pieces, which is funny cause I had the peanut allergy growing up. I also like sour.

26. What taste you hate

I hate bitter, like broccoli rabe and coffee
27. Do you want to eat indigestible foods (chalk, mud….)

Definitely not

28. How is your thirst

I am always thirsty

29. Do you have dry lips & mouth

Yes both

30. Any coating on tongue first thing in the morning

Yes, white

31. Any taste or smell from your mouth first thing in the morning

Normal morning bad breath I think.

32. How is your skin

My skin is clear, but I do get pimples occasionally. I do not have bad acne though.

33. Details about your sweat (perspiration)

I definitely sweat alot. Actually this makes my problem worse


34. Any problems with ears, nose, chest, throat

No

35. How is your stool & urine

Normal, I think

36. How is your sexual life & desire

Unfortunately no real sex life now, but not for lack of desire

37. Males genitals (erection, pain etc.)

Normal
39. What illnesses are running in your family, mother’s side & father’s side & brothers/sisters

Mothers side: Stomach issues like acid reflux,diverticulitis, high blood pressure colon problems

Fathers side:
Diabetes, colon problems, essential tremor, epilepsy

Sister: essential tremor, ezcema

40. Are you taking any medicines (allopathic or homeopathic)

Just my recent homeopathic

41. What homeopathic remedies have you taken in the past (potency, dose, approx. time frame)

I have tried the following remedies: Silica 6x, 15 and most recently silica 30c with hepar sulph 30c. Was given each once seperately. A month ago my osteopath gave me lachesis 30c. On the third night after taking it I had weird dreams/nightmares, although I can't remember them, it was like an out of body experience because I felt as if I was awake. I was hopeful that this would mean that the remedy would work, but nothing improved.I did retake the lachesis a week later. Still nothing. Two nights ago I was given Apis M 1M.

Please let me know if you need more information. Thank you again for your help
[message edited by cg8080 on Mon, 11 Nov 2013 03:30:33 GMT]
 
cg8080 7 years ago
We will review this when required. Lets firs let Hep-S work.
 
fitness 7 years ago
Thank you I am hoping to receive it by Friday. What do you think will happen when I take it? Just so I'm prepared. Do you think the bleeding and smell will get worse?
 
cg8080 7 years ago
I am hoping that within 12-24 hrs, drying up should commence.
 
fitness 7 years ago

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