Pilonidal Sinus

Pilonidal sinus, usually termed as PNS, is a small hole or tunnel in the skin. It may fill with fluid or pus, causing the formation of a cyst or abscess. It occurs in the cleft at the top of the buttocks. A pilonidal cyst usually contains hair, dirt, and debris. It can cause severe pain and can often become infected. If it becomes infected, it may ooze pus and blood and have a foul odor.

Pilonidal sinus is a condition that by and large affects the men and is also common amid young adults and more in people who sit for long hours at a stretch, alike cab drivers.

The conventional signs of an infection include: pain when sitting or standing, swelling of the cyst, reddened, sore skin around the area, pus or blood draining from the abscess, causing a foul odor, hair protruding from the lesion, formation of more than one sinus tract, or holes in the skin or even fever.

At VSLC, the health-care specialist or the doctor will recommend an assuringly painless laser surgery as the best medical treatment for a recurring pilonidal sinus.