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Painful spot or boil??

(4 Posts)
friendlymum67 Fri 19-Jul-13 15:05:51

Thanks for your advice. Have googled pilonidal cyst (scary!) but it isn't at the base of her spine/coccyx - more under her leg at the bottom of her cheek IFYSWIM?

WellThatsLife Fri 19-Jul-13 13:29:29

agree that it could be a pilonidal cyst or abscess, needs to be checked by dr. If it is will need antibiotics and possibly a minor op as they can recur.

By the way if it is one of these she is not being a wuss, they are extremely painful(know this from personal experience!)

Gobbolinothewitchscat Fri 19-Jul-13 08:54:03

Sounds like it could be a pilonidal cyst

I would go to the docs to get it checked - particularly if it's interfering with everyday life

friendlymum67 Fri 19-Jul-13 08:51:57

My poor DD has one right between her buttocks but quite low down. Very painful for her to sit or walk?? Any suggestions for how to relieve/treat it gratefully received.

I should add she is also a complete wuss, with a pain threshold of 0! grin

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