It depends on the severity of your infection.
In most cases, folliculitis will go away, after 2-3 weeks, just by washing your affected area with antibacterial soap or shampoo (if you have scalp folliculitis). There are many easy home remedies for you to treat folliculitis.
For severe cases, you may need topical and oral antifungal treatment, and it will take more time to heal. If you leave folliculitis untreated – not using any antibacterial soap/shampoo, it may become worse. The infection will spread from one follicle to the next ones. If folliculitis is not treated properly, it may cause permanent hair loss or scars.
For good health, no matter how serious your symptoms is, I recommend you using over-the-counter treatment for folliculitis and having a diet rich in fresh fruits and vegetables. I have written 2 posts for your reference as below:
One thing to notice, Herpes virus can cause folliculitis, you need to know which disease you are facing with – folliculitis or herpes. Herpes is a disease you should not overlook. Herpes virus, in many situations, can cause serious and even life-threatening complications, including:
- Inflammation of the esophagus
- Encephalitis (inflammation of the brain)
- Destruction of the adrenal glands
- Disseminated herpes (spread of infection throughout the body)
- Liver damage, including hepatitis
Finally, thanks for visiting my website. I hope my article gives you a lot of information to deal with your folliculitis.