The world continues to fight the COVID-19. Almost every country has begun to fall under the influence of COVID-19 again. Although the coronavirus is a respiratory infection, it can cause other effects on those who get this virus. For this reason, it is very important for people who get coronavirus to isolate themselves and not go out into the community until they survive the disease.
Fever can be seen as the most common symptom of coronavirus. However, many people have encountered noticeable hair loss in the process of overcoming the disease after a high fever period.
Many people may not notice the differences and they can think of this as hair loss. The medical name of this type of falling is telogen effluvium. Telogen effluvium occurs when more hairs than usual enter the shedding phase—telogen of the hair growth lifecycle at the same time. Fever or illness can force more hairs into the shedding phase.
Noticeable hair loss can be seen after two or three months after having a fever due to coronavirus. You may see handfuls of hair come out when you shower or brushing hair. This type of hair loss usually temporary, it can end six to nine months after.
Stress can also lead to temporary hair loss. You may see hair shedding even if you never developed a fever or coronavirus. Not only fever force more hairs than normal into the shedding phase but also emotional stress can force hairs into the shedding phase.
All in all, it is normal to see temporary hair loss after COVID-19 because coronavirus develops a fever, and it also makes you feel more stressed. For this, stress and fever are force more hairs than usual into the shedding phase. You may see a handful of hair when you shower or brushing your hair. This hair loss type can end six to nine months later.