BALTIMORE (WJZ) — It’s secure to say when the COVID-19 pandemic began practically a 12 months in the past, we had no clue what the months forward would maintain, and we’re nonetheless studying about a few of the unexpected uncomfortable side effects. And now you’ll be able to add hair loss to the record.
Dr. Robert Weiss, a board-certified dermatologist at Maryland Dermatology, stated this unlucky facet impact comes from the stress and nervousness introduced on by the pandemic and the chemical substances our our bodies launch in response.
“Often we might begin to see it about two-three months after the pandemic fear started, however as a result of it hasn’t ended, we proceed to pump out these hormones from our adrenal gland and our hair retains getting thinner and thinner,” Dr. Weiss stated.
Dr. Weiss stated this isn’t only a drawback for males.
“Plenty of my feminine sufferers are asking, ‘What can I do for this hair loss? It appears like I’ve misplaced 10%-20% of my hair,’” he stated.
So, what are you able to do? Dr. Weis recommends topical therapies like Rogaine and stated there are oral drugs that may assist.
Dr. Weiss stated there can be a lag time for hair to develop again after the pandemic ends.
“As a result of we have now all of those hair follicles which are within the resting or telogen section they usually have to return to the anagen, or development section,” Dr. Weiss stated.