Hairfall After Covid

Hairfall After Covid

Many people are suffering hairfall after covid which they are experiencing sudden and severe hair loss in bunches anywhere between 1-4 months after having suffered from COVID-19. This is a condition known as Telogen Effluvium where the hairs which are otherwise growing normally, suddenly move in the falling phase, resulting in hair fall which starts almost overnight and falls off in large bunches.

Telogen refers to the falling phase of the hair and Effluvium which means to “evaporate”. Thus, in this condition the hair fall is so rapid and fast, that one can almost say the hair simply “evaporates” from the head, leading to substantial baldness in a very short time period. Often the patient describes that even simply touching the head leads to the falling off a few hair strands.
Often Telogen Effluvium may superimpose on other hair loss conditions worsening the situation. Whilst Telogen effluvium is a self-limiting condition, if it is complicated with other factors like scalp fungal infections, nutritional deficiencies, stress or change of water, it can develop into a long-standing problem, which also refers in American Academy of Dermatology Association. The best approach in such cases is to identify all the aggravating factors and treat them at the same time so that further hair loss can be arrested at the earliest.
Dr. Shahid Shamsher is a leading Trichologist certified from UK, Australia & India. He consults at Dr Health Clinics and can be contacted on 41671252 to 53 / 23568290 to 91or visit
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