Actress Alyssa Milano shared about her battle with COVID-19, saying she is currently going through. In a video posted to Twitter on Sunday, Milano stroked his hair to show it was falling in clusters.
“I think I’ll show you what # Covid19 does with your hair. Be serious with this,” wrote Milano in the caption.
She shares the video to convey a simple message. “Put on a damn mask,” she said.
The actress was not the only one to report hair loss caused by COVID-19. Although it is not a symptom on the CDC’s official list, a recent survey found that about 26% of people with long-term coronavirus symptoms said they had hair loss.
The survey was conducted by Survivor Corps, a group that provides resources for coronavirus survivors. The team asked more than 1,500 patients to report their symptoms, including symptoms not on the CDC list such as weight gain, ear obstruction, and hair loss.
The researchers found that the addicts’ “COVID-19 symptoms were much longer than those currently listed on the CDC website,” the study said. More than 400 people surveyed said they had hair loss.
Many on the Survivor Corps Facebook group shared about their hair loss after the COVID-19 battle, asking others for advice. In July, a woman posted that since she was diagnosed with COVID-19 in March, her hair has fallen into “huge swarms!”
Dr. Shilpi Khetarpal, a dermatologist at Cleveland Clinic, says there are increasing reports of hair loss from patients with COVID-19. According to the Cleveland Clinic, a phenomenon called telogen effluvium is the cause. This is a form of hair loss that leaves no scars due to abnormal changes in the hair follicle cycle.
There is usually a two to three month delay between a stressful event and the onset of hair loss, which is “why we’re seeing these patients, weeks after the symptoms,” Khetarpal said. COVID-19 disappeared “.
According to an earlier Instagram post, Milano started feeling symptoms of coronavirus in March. Last week, she shared a photo of herself taken on April 2, after she had been ill for two weeks. “I’ve never been this sick. Everything is painful. Loss of smell. It feels like an elephant is sitting on my chest. I can’t breathe. I can’t hold food. I sink.” 9 pounds in 2 weeks. I am very confused. Mild fever. And terrible headaches. Basically, I have all Covid symptoms, “she wrote in the post.
Milano says that after the first time she tested negative for coronavirus and antibodies, she continued to have symptoms for four months – “like dizziness, stomach abnormality, irregular menstruation, heart palpitations, trouble breathing, short-term memory and general malaise “- so she did another antibody test. It turns positive, which means she actually has COVID-19.
“I just want you to know that our test system is flawed and we don’t know the real number. I also want you to know, this disease is not a hoax. I thought myself. I’m dying. It feels like I’m dying, “she wrote in the Instagram caption. “I will donate my plasma in the hope of saving a human life. Take care of yourself. Wash your hands and wear a mask and keep a distance from society. I don’t want anyone to feel. like me.”