A pilonidal sinus is a depression in the skin or small pit that occurs at the bottom of the tailbone (coccyx) and can become infected and filled with pus. Once infected, the technical term is pilonidal abscess. Pilonidal abscesses look like a boil at the bottom of the tailbone, just above the crack of the buttocks. It is more common in men than in women.It's important to keep the area as clean and dry as possible. Removing hair from the area is also advisable, best is by shaving or using hair removal creams. This should reduce the risk of an infection.If your pilonidal sinus does become infected, surgery is likely to be recommended.
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