Dothionization is an acute abscess of the hair follicles caused by infection with Staphylococcus aureus.
Dothion is the inflammation of the hair follicle that develops into a purulent collection (abscess). It can grow on any area of the body except the palms and soles where there is no hair.
Therapeutic treatment of dothionization
When the dothienas mature, the pus should be drained.
In multiple doses or immunosuppression, culture material should be obtained and the patient should take antibiotics.
Erythromycin and flucloxacillin are usually effective, but antibiotics can be given depending on the culture.