After this weekend my husbands anniversary surprise to me was getting a pilonidal cyst. Its a type of cyst that develops (usually from a ingrown hair) at the base of your spine, above the tailbone. It was kinda a present as I am one of those people who love to lance pimples!
For about a week he thought he had bumped his tailbone at work, it was red and bruised. Then the skin started getting dry and really tight, which I thought was it was dry from being sore, or he was scratching at it. Then 2 days ago it started swelling and I thought it was a pimple, or a ingrown hair(kind of). I was going to get it the next day until it turned into a giant swollen, weepy area which I then knew it was a cyst.
So as Homer has asked many times, is it a pimple or a boil?
But really the most common question is what is the difference?