BALTIMORE (WJZ) — It’s secure to say when the COVID-19 pandemic began almost a yr in the past, we had no clue what the months forward would maintain, and we’re nonetheless studying about a few of the unexpected unintended effects. And now you possibly can add hair loss to the record.
Dr. Robert Weiss, a board-certified dermatologist at Maryland Dermatology, stated this unlucky aspect impact comes from the stress and anxiousness 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 downside for males.
“A variety of my feminine sufferers are asking, ‘What can I do for this hair loss? It seems like I’ve misplaced 10%-20% of my hair,’” he stated.
So, what are you able to do? Dr. Weis recommends topical remedies like Rogaine and stated there are oral medicines that may assist.
Dr. Weiss stated there might 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 might be within the resting or telogen section and so they have to return to the anagen, or progress section,” Dr. Weiss stated.