BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — You probably have observed some hair loss not too long ago — a neighborhood beauty physician says it might be due to Covid-19.
There isn’t a medical proof to counsel that the virus instantly causes hair to fall out — however the pandemic has elevated stress ranges as a consequence of isolation, unemployment, meals insecurity and extra — which might trigger a short lived hair loss situation referred to as Telogen effluvium, in response to Dr. Robert Leonard of Leonard Hair Transplant Associates.
“This unprecedented psychological stress that the virus is thrashing down on all of us, it is an actual factor,” Dr. Leonard mentioned. “Stress can do terrible issues to individuals.”
Some docs have additionally steered that the bodily and emotional stress of contracting the virus itself may catalyze the reversible situation.
Leonard added that in nearly each circumstance, his workplace can guarantee shoppers that the hair will develop again — however it’ll take a while.
“No remedy is commonly the correct remedy,” he mentioned. “Folks have to attend three to 4 months for it to cease [shedding] after which three to 4 months for it to develop again.”
WBZ’s Chris Fama (@CFamaWBZ) reviews.