What Diet Habits You Should Adopt While Suffering From Pilonidal Sinus?

What Diet Habits You Should Adopt While Suffering From Pilonidal Sinus?

Diet for Pilonidal Sinus
By UPHI Hospital, March, 8 2019

If you’re having a pilonidal cyst, you must take a healthy diet with a moderate amount of protein and a huge amount of fiber and other nutrients. Protein boosts healing and skin renewal in your body and fiber aids in digestion to stop straining during bowel movements as straining can cause damage in the sacral region.

You may take a few natural herbs and medicines to help calm the irritation and inflammation in your pilonidal cyst. Here is a list of some of the things you can add to your diet :

Aloe Vera

Its antimicrobial properties can treat this dermatological problem effectively. Have a glass of Aloe Vera juice every day.


Garlic is one of the very popular home remedies for pilonidal cyst because it contains both antibiotic and antifungal properties. You may include garlic in your diet and eat it raw either by slicing or crushing the cloves. It reduces the risk of infections.


Turmeric has curcumin. Curcumin has very effective anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties which may contribute to healthy digestion as well. You can add a teaspoon of turmeric to a cup of milk or lukewarm water and consume this mixture to aid in the healing process.

Apple cider vinegar

It can improve digestion as it contains healthy bacteria and also helps to reduce pain and inflammation. You can take one teaspoon of apple cider vinegar in a glass of warm water and drink this mixture twice a day.

Natural Fenugreek 

The seeds of this spice have medicinal properties such as anticarcinogenic, antioxidant and immunological qualities. It may control inflammation in the body and can help you to cure the problem over time. You can boil the seeds with water, strain and drink the cooled water.


Honey is a natural anti-inflammatory and antiseptic material. It can fight infection and support the healing process because of its antibacterial properties. Mix a teaspoon of honey in warm water and drink it.

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