10 Pilonidal Cyst Symptoms

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A fever is a normal immune system response, as the body temperature increases to fight bacteria or viruses. As a result, fevers are a common symptom of infection.

When someone has a pilonidal cyst that develops into an abscess, the skin around the site may be noticeably warm. They also may feel hot and uncomfortable throughout their body. Hydration is important while the body is fighting off the infection. It's recommended that a person with a fever drink lots of clear fluids.3‘Abscess - Symptoms.’ Nhs.uk, 19 Oct. 2017, www.nhs.uk/conditions/abscess/symptoms/

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