Can COVID-19 Cause Hair Loss? Here’s What You Need To Know

Yazdan, who specializes in hair loss, states all three might play a role in the reports of hair loss hes seeing. “I see patients in the clinic for hair disorder problems and recently we had a couple of clients who throughout– and even after– infection with COVID, started to have quite obvious shedding of their hair,” says Yazdan. “Ive been doing a lot of telehealth hair gos to too and a number of my clients have not gotten COVID, however theyre shedding their hair,” Yazdan states.

Yazdan, who specializes in hair loss, says all three may play a role in the reports of hair loss hes seeing. One such report, a study of more than 1,500 survivors released in late July, lists hair loss as among the top 25 signs experienced (out of nearly 100 overall) by COVID-19 survivors.Conducted by Dr. Natalie Lambert, a teacher at Indiana University School of Medicine and Survivor Corps, a grassroots motion of COVID-19 survivors, the study exposes that more people experienced hair loss than nausea or runny nose– 2 hallmark symptoms of COVID-19, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.The survey isnt the only place to highlight the problem. “I see patients in the clinic for hair condition issues and just recently we had a couple of patients who during– and even after– infection with COVID, began to have pretty visible shedding of their hair,” says Yazdan. “Ive been doing a lot of telehealth hair check outs too and a number of my patients have not gotten COVID, but theyre shedding their hair,” Yazdan says.” One positive aspect of this type of hair loss, Yazdan states, is that its short-lived.

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