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How long does folliculitis take to heal?

The outlook for folliculitis is generally very good, as most cases tend to clear without treatment in about 7 to 10 days. In some situations, folliculitis may cause permanent hair loss or scarring, which can be embarrassing and distressing. However, usually folliculitis is an easily treated condition.

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Author: Lauren Donley BSc (Hons)
First answered: 18 Sep 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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