Alyssa Milano Shows What COVID-19 Does To Her Hair
At this point, we’re all pretty aware of the symptoms of COVID-19. From a sore throat to fever and fatigue, the CDC has a list of prominent things to look out for if you think you have the virus.
However, over the last few months, the list has continued to grow, adding new odd symptoms as they come out—things like “COVID toes” or losing your sense of taste and smell. And now, one celebrity is bringing another weird symptom to the table: Hair loss.
The 47-year-old actress was diagnosed with the virus in April, but she escaped with just a few mild symptoms. However, now three months later, and she’s been experiencing a large amount of hair falling out of her head.
The recently posted a video on Twitter to show (and warn) everyone about what she was experiencing.
‘Hey everybody, I just wanted to show you the amount of hair that is coming out of my head as a result of COVID,” she began the video.
She shows viewers her detangler brush before she runs it through her wet locks. “This is a detangler brush, my favorite detangler brush,” she says. “As you can see in there is no hair in there right now.”
After combing through a few times, it’s obvious that the strands are coming out pretty easily. As she takes a bunch of hair off the comb, she says in the video, “Once brushing, this is my hair loss from COVID-19. Wear a damn mask!”
This isn’t the first time someone reported hair loss as a result of COVID-19. Experts have noted that telogen effluvium (TE), a fancy name for a temporary condition that causes hair loss, has been seen in some patients who were diagnosed with coronavirus.
Additionally, in a study from Indiana University School of Medicine, more than 400 people out of the surveyed 1,500 had experienced some type of hair loss after having coronavirus.
Milano had also reported other symptoms that have appeared post having coronavirus, such as heaviness in her chest. She’s referred to herself as a “long hauler.”
To see Milano’s shocking hair loss, check out her video below.
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) August 9, 2020
There’s still much debate about who can expect a one-and-done type of sickness when diagnosed with coronavirus, or if it causes symptoms after the fact, such as ones that Milano has been experiencing.
Do you know anyone who has experienced hair loss after getting COVID-19 or any other symptoms that have appeared later on?