BOSTON (CBS) – Lack of hair, uncommon fatigue and shortness of breath are all signs some persons are experiencing after recovering from COVID-19.
Each Tracey Otto of Scituate and Deb Buonopane of Quincy say they’ve misplaced a variety of their hair. “My hair’s been popping out in clumps a month after coronavirus. It’s very devastating and considerably miserable,” Buonopane mentioned.
Otto mentioned she was each drained and dropping her hair. “It was actually extreme and really alarming,” Otto mentioned.
Keith Dwyer says he’s nonetheless having a tricky time respiration. “Mine is nervousness points and bronchial asthma which I hadn’t had points for any considered one of for years now,” Dwyer mentioned.
All three of those South Shore people now know they don’t seem to be alone. “I feel persons are experiencing sustained fatigued and never again to one hundred pc and a way of psychological fog,” mentioned Dr. Daniel Kuritzkes, Chief of Infectious Illnesses at Brigham and Girls’s Hospital.
He mentioned these lingering unwanted side effects aren’t unusual. “We all know that for a lot of viral diseases there are lingering results for not all folks however for some folks and so they undoubtedly take longer to recuperate,” Dr. Kuritzkes mentioned. “Due to how sick they have been or just the physique manner of reacting.”
Well being officers say there’s not sufficient information to find out how many individuals will expertise these lingering signs however they’ll make a full restoration. “I really feel I’m simply now getting to some extent the place it’s not as extreme and I’m now taking it bathe and it’s not too overwhelming what’s within the drain,” Otto mentioned.
Dr. Kuritzkes says it essential to hunt assist. “Be in contact together with your healthcare supplier to verify there may be nothing else occurring,” he mentioned.