What to do about hair loss caused by stress from COVID-19.
Many people are reporting hair loss as a result of the pandemic.
So what can you do?
Might seem counterintuitive but the experts say, just try not to worry.
There’s no doubt the pandemic has left us all feeling stressed.
“I think a lot of it was just uncertainty,” said Dr.
Shilpi Khetarpal, a dermatologist with the Cleveland Clinic.
“It’s a new virus.
What is going on?
People are also stressed about childcare.”
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But as many of us return back to a new normal – there may be something else happening to you that you may think is abnormal; hair loss.
“It can be very disturbing,” Dr.
“Stress-induced hair loss is a phenomena we call ‘telogen effluvium,’ which we have been seeing for years.
It’s not unique because it’s not just people who are having Covid that are seeing hair loss.”
The dermatologists at the Cleveland Clinic tell 3News they’ve been busier lately because hair loss isn’t always an immediate response to stress.