Q: What can be done about Hair Shedding? Does COVID cause hair loss?
A: Treatments for hair shedding vary depending on the cause of the shedding, also called Telogen Effluvium as well as underlying hair loss conditions.
If the shedding is from an infection from a flu virus, like COVID, with a prolonged fever over 102F, shedding can occur starting 2-6 weeks after the fever and continue for months. Other “insults” to hair follicle function like nutritional deficiencies, crash diets, severe or prolonged physiological stress, or psychological stress caused by lockdowns and isolation, hormonal shifts like oral contraceptives, menopause, or childbirth, as well as medications and toxins can all impact hair follicle function.
Therapies may include anti-shedding treatment with INTACT, hair growth stimulators like minoxidil Formula 82M or TURBO LaserCap, growth factor treatments like VirtualPRP™ using AnteAGE growth factors and cytokines.
Underlying hair loss conditions, like hereditary male or female pattern hair loss, may be exacerbated or accelerated by these insults to hair follicles, requiring initiating or adding treatments and therapies.
If your hair shedding is concerning to you, please reach out for support and evaluation. Consultations can be conducted in-office or virtually.
*Each individual's treatment and/or results may vary
If you or someone you know has hair loss or eyebrow or eyelash concerns, click to start either a long-distance phone consultation OR an in-person, in-office consultation with Dr. Bauman. You can also Ask Dr. Bauman a Question or simply call Bauman Medical Group toll-free 844-GET-HAIR or +1-561-394-0024.
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