Can Covid-19 Cause Hair Loss?
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Can Covid-19 Cause Hair Loss?

  • Prof. Dr. Mehmet Veli Karaaltın
  • 20 January 2022
Can Covid-19 Cause Hair Loss?

As Covid-19 infection Conveys a variety of impact of symptoms from fever to respiratory distress and lack of oxygenation. A few months after recovering from such symptoms, many people may witness noticeable hair loss.

As many might think that this is a true hair loss, its actually hair shedding.The medical name for this type of hair shedding is called “telegen effluvium”. It happens when more hairs than normal enter the shedding (telegen) phase of the hair growth lifecycle at the same time.

Generally, the majority see noticeable hair shedding two to three months after having a fever or illness. Handfuls of hair can come out when you shower or brush your hair. This hair shedding can last for six to nine months before it stops.During this eventful period people may panic an add an additional stress factor over it thus enhancing the process and an overall amplification of the shedding happens.

As the condition subsides, most people then see their hair start to look normal again and stop shedding, while in a certain group this might continue into a re-entry cycle that will not stop.

In this particular clinical condition, regenerative medical therapy would create a strong modality treatment confining the condition and reverting the life cycles of the hairs to its natural equilibrium. This therapeutic approach might require multiple sessions and it should be addressed in a holistic way.


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