Well, that sure sounds annoying!! Here's an article on folliculitis. https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/folliculitis/symptoms-causes/syc-20361634 So, different things can cause it. Bacterial but also FUNGAL. And that is a little harder to fully eradicate. Yours is taking some time, it seems. That the creams prescribed to you work, that's a sign that the doctor was right with the diagnosis. Big huge pain waiting for it to clear. While this totally stinks, I wonder if a different hair removal process would be the best route for you over shaving in the future? Sorry this has been going on!