Alyssa Milano is opening up about the ongoing impact of her battle with the coronavirus. The 47-year-old actress filmed a video for her social media followers showing how she is experiencing hair loss – months since the initial COVID-19 symptom.
“I just wanted to show you the amount of hair falling out of my head due to COVID,” she said, before running her favorite comb through her long curls. strands of hair fall out while doing so.
Closer brushing results in more hair loss.
“One brush – this is my hair loss caused by COVID-19,” she concluded, holding her curls in front of the camera after she was done. “Put on a damn mask.”;
In posting the video, Milano used the hashtag “#LongHauler”, which is thought to imply coronavirus patients continued to experience symptoms months after diagnosis.
In another tweet, she wrote that “65% of COVID-19 survivors surveyed reported hair loss, among other long-term effects.”
Milano also recommends that anyone recovering from coronavirus and still experiencing symptoms should have a chest CT scan, a heart MRI scan and blood tests as recommended by their doctor.
For people recovering from # Covid19 and still having symptoms – my doctor recommends monitoring:
Chest CT scan
I think this information might be helpful to you. We are all studying together. ❤️
– Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) August 10, 2020
Milano revealed that she was battling the coronavirus and its ongoing effects in two recent social media posts.
She explained that she had been “seriously ill” with COVID-19 symptoms early in the year, but tested negative for the virus and negative for antibodies in March.
“I’ve never had this kind of illness,” she said. “Everything hurts. Loss of smell. It feels like an elephant is sitting on my chest. I can not breathe. I can’t keep food in my body. I have lost 9 pounds in 2 weeks. I was confused. Low-grade fever. And the headaches were terrible. Basically I had all Covid symptoms. “
Four months later, Milano turned positive for antibodies, confirming that she was indeed infected with the virus. She says she is still suffering from health complications, which she believes are linked to the disease. Her most recent failure caused her to be hospitalized on Friday.
“I still have many symptoms. I’m what they call ‘the long-distance rider’, she tweeted on Saturday. “Last night, I was really heavy on my chest. I went to the emergency room just to make sure it wasn’t a blood clot. Thankfully, it is not. “
“This virus is bad. Please take it seriously, ”she added.
I became seriously ill with Covid19 in April. I still have many symptoms. I am what they call a “long distance rider”. Last night, I was really heavy in my chest. I went to the emergency room just to make sure it wasn’t a blood clot. Thankfully, it’s not.
This virus is bad. Let’s take it seriously. pic.twitter.com/JcMkVSNn4y
– Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) August 9, 2020
See more about Milano and other famous people who tested positive for COVID-19, below.
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