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A pilonidal cyst is an incredibly painful cyst that develops at the base of the tailbone and can become infected and filled with pus. Once infected, the pilonidal cyst become a pilonidal abscess – and becomes painful to the point of debilitation. While many doctors think that a pilonidal cyst is actual an ingrown hair that has become infected, that is not the case with everyone. In fact, during World War II, more than 80,000 soldiers developed pilonidal cysts that were believed to be caused by the irritation from riding in bumpy Jeeps. At Medical Dermatology Specialists, Dr. Jamie Weisman does not believe in a one-size fits all approach to dermatology. While there may be commonalities in certain disorders, like pilonidal cysts, they are not all brought on by the same causes.

People who have suffered from them have described Pilonidal cysts as the most painful experience of their life. While they are often nuisances at first because sitting and riding in the car are difficult, once they become abscessed there is no relief from the pain. The abscess requires draining or lancing in order for it to improve. Many times with large pilonidal cysts, they require surgical removal. Any pain, swelling, or redness at the bottom of the spine (right above the crack of the buttocks) needs to be addressed by a doctor. Because Dr. Jamie Weisman specializes in conditions related to the skin, as a dermatologist she can often offer more specialized treatment for painful pilonidal cysts.

For all of the skin care needs of you or your family, please contact Medical Dermatology Specialists. We offer personalized care to each of our patients because we know that everyone is an individual with individualized needs. We would be honored to serve you and help you find comfort.

Posted on behalf of Medical Dermatology Specialists, P.C.

5730 Glenridge Drive, Suite T-100
Atlanta, GA 30328

Phone: Call (404) 939-9220
FAX: (470) 312-2157

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Dr. Weisman was very professional, friendly, and engaged in conversation with terminology I would understand. Her beside manner was, quite frankly, surprising! It was one of the most comfortable visits I've ever experienced with a doctor.
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Dr. Weisman is a great doctor! She was very informative and personally! Her staff were very welcoming as well I'm glad I found her because she is the only doctor who truly explained what was going with me.
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I truly cannot express how thankful I am for this practice. I have been treated with kindness and immense care by every staff member I have encountered here. The nurses and assistants are beyond attentive and genuinely care for the patient. I have just received a treatment plan from Dr. Laura Biehl, and even if this particular treatment plan doesn't provide me relief, I am confident that Dr. Biehl will work to figure out a solution. She is extremely knowledgeable, listens to patient concerns, and takes time to answer patient questions. Dr. Biehl, and this practice are true gems. If you have any dermatological issues this practice is absolutely the best of the best.
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If your skin disease is affecting your quality of life or you have been told your skin disorder is no longer treatable, we invite you to discover our unique medical dermatology practice in Atlanta. You will find a team of experts in dermatology who are not only dedicated to treating your skin symptoms, but who will work with your primary care doctor and other specialists to give you the comprehensive skin care approach you need to be healthy. Dr. Weisman can show you what it means to have a doctor who is truly an advocate for your health.

Contact our Atlanta Dermatologist today for personalized care and strong expertise in skin care for your entire family.


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Medical Dermatology Specialists, P.C.


5730 Glenridge Drive, Suite T-100
Atlanta, GA 30328



Phone: (404) 939-9220
Fax: (470) 312-2157
Research Fax: (470) 312-2156

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