Covid-19 and Hair Loss
The coronavirus pandemic has taken over 300,000 lives in the US and completely rearranged the way we navigate day to day tasks now the deadly virus is threatening the manes of millions. Studies have found that a covid-19 diagnosis can lead to hair loss in the future. Per healthline, a TrustedSource study investigated late-onset symptoms of COVID-19 in a small group of 63 participants. For the 58 participants included in the analysis, 14 (24.1 percent) reported hair loss. In this study, the average time from COVID-19 symptom onset to noticeable hair loss was 58.6 days. Hair loss resolved in five of the 14 participants. However, nine participants were still experiencing hair loss at the time they were interviewed.
The hair loss that’s seen following COVID-19 is consistent with a condition called telogen effluvium (TE). People with TE report hair loss that comes on suddenly. Hair typically falls out in large clumps, often while brushing or showering.
Most people who develop TE have noticeable hair loss 2 to 3 months after a triggering event. This typically affects the scalp and lasts for 6 to 9 months. After this period, most people find that the lost hair regrows.
One of the potential triggers for TE is an acute illness with fever. People who’ve become ill with COVID-19 often experience fever as one of their symptoms.
All hope is not loss if you find yourself on the receiving end of a positive Covid-19 test. Increasing Vitamin D, Biotin, and Omega Fatty Acid intake are showing promising results in the regrowth of hair. We suggest ingesting these vitamins as well as applying our Hair Growth Accelerator to your scalp to stimulate new growth and to your ends to seal and retain your length. As if this pandemic hasn't stressed us out enough! We hope and pray that our MBM beauties are staying safe, maintaining their crowns, and doing their best to get through this difficult time.