Not only attacking the immune system, Covid-19 also brings quite a variety of impacts and side effects. Many of the patients who recovered from Covid-19 complained of some symptoms after being exposed to Corona. One of them hair loss complaints.
It is known that more than 25% of patients complain of hair loss after recovering from Covid-19. Although until now there is no concrete evidence of hair loss as a side effect of Covid-19, several studies and health experts confirm that hair loss after Corona infection can occur.
Hair Loss After Healing Covid-19, What Causes It?
Hair Loss After Healing Covid-19/ Photo: Freepik.com/azerbaijan_stockers
According to Dr. Susan Massick, dermatologist at Ohio State University Wexner Medical Centerhair loss after recovering Covid-19 can happen due to physical and emotional stress suffered by the patient during exposure to the virus. This condition is known as telogen effluvium.
This condition is known to often occur after the body has experienced a stressful event or illness such as emotional stress, major surgery, or a high fever. In this condition, it puts more of a person’s hair into the telogen state, or the resting phase of the hair growth cycle. In the end it causes hair loss.
“When there is a shock to the body system, the body will go into lock-down mode and focus only on carrying out essential functions,” he said.
Dr. Susan also added, hair growth is not included in this important function in the body. So it could be that when the body is attacked by the Corona virus it will end up with hair loss.
How to Overcome Hair Loss After Healing Covid-19
Beauties, for those of you who experience hair loss as a side effect of Covid-19, you don’t need to worry too much. Because health experts say that this condition is only temporary. In order to minimize hair loss, do the following ways.
1. Regulate Diet
(Avoid baldness when experiencing hair loss, adjust your diet properly/Photo: pexels.com/Skitterphoto)
While in phase telogen effluvium, both hair and scalp must be properly nourished. For that, one way to overcome it is to adjust the diet.
Make sure the nutritional intake and body nutrition are balanced so that hair growth after hair loss will be fast. So there will be no baldness.
2. Reduce Smoking
(Reduce smoking to prevent hair loss from getting worse. Here is the explanation/Photo: pexels.com/Karolina Grabowska)
For smokers, you should reduce smoking first when experiencing hair loss. Especially when experiencing hair loss after exposure to Covid-19.
Smoking can trigger premature aging of hair cells, so smoking can actually exacerbate hair loss.
3. Using a Hair Mask
(Fill hair nutrition, use hair mask when experiencing hair loss/Photo: pexels.com/Karolina Grabowska)
The next way to deal with hair loss is to use a hair mask. The purpose of using a hair mask is so that the scalp can be directly nourished.
So that it stimulates the growth of new hair cells to replace the hair that falls out quickly. For those of you who want to try, prioritize natural hair masks.
4. Managing Stress
(Stress is one of the triggers for hair loss, reduce your stress during or after exposure to Covid-19/Photo: pexels.com/Greta Hoffman)
As is known, stress is one of the causes of hair loss. When exposed to or after recovering from Covid-19, the most effective way to deal with hair loss is to manage your stress well. This can also help to avoid aggravating the other side effects of Covid-19.
Beauties, launched from WolipopHere are some ways to deal with hair loss after exposure to Covid-19. Stay aware of Covid-19 and always apply health protocols wherever you are.
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