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New Long-Term Effect of Covid-19: Hair Loss

Many of the patients who survived the coronavirus recently stated that Covid-19 caused hair loss and they shared that they experienced hair loss about a month or two after surviving the coronavirus.

Like Covid-19 takes nothing from our lives, now it continues to effects our life with new long-term effects. Hair loss is one of the long-term effects of coronavirus. Although the list that symptoms and effects of coronavirus, which is listed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), don’t include hair loss, many doctors or experts state that hair loss can be a long term effect of Covid-19 but it won’t be permanent.

Reasons for hair loss

Hair loss usually occurs when more of your hair enters the shedding phase than normal. The medical name of the hair loss is telogen effluvium. We can say the shedding phase is also the telogen phase.

Many factors can force your hair to enter the shedding phase, such as heredity, medications, radiation therapy, hormonal changes. But, also some illnesses that develop fever can cause hair loss. Fever can force more hair than usual into the shedding phase.

Stress is another important reason to lead to hair loss. When you are struggling with coronavirus you may feel stressed and it may lead to hair loss after you survived.

All in all, hair loss can happen after you survived coronavirus. But, don’t worry it will be temporary hair loss. You may notice a handful of hair when you are in the shower or brushing your hair. If your hair loss is not temporary, we strongly suggest that you should see a dermatologist.

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