- Experts said this can happen after a serious illness.
That said, it’s rare, and it doesn’t make it anymore easy to handle, according to Dr. Sara Hogan, a dermatologist and health sciences clinical instructor at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles.
- “It is upsetting, especially for those who have gone through a significant clinical course of Covid, to then experience this as well.” Hogan told NBC News. “But oftentimes, patients, once they have a diagnosis and they understand that typically this will get better, they feel better.”
Hair loss can happen during any significant and stressful event, including surgery or starting a new job, Hogan told NBC News.
The coronavirus pandemic has led to more hair loss since it’s stressful anyway. Hogan told NBC News she’s seeing seven patients a day from hair loss. She used to see between three to five patients a week.
More stories from survivors:
The Green Bay Press-Gazette interviewed a slew of survivors about their experience with the virus. Some patients spent time in hospitals. Families needed to stay at home, not knowing what would happen to them.
- “I felt so completely helpless when he (her husband) was getting worse every single day in the hospital and I wasn’t able to be there for him,” Lindsey Unright told the Green Bay Press-Gazette.