Indore: Hair shedding common after Covid-19, so eat nutritious food and stay cool, says an expert

Hair loss that’s seen following COVID-19 is consistent with a condition called telogen effluvium (TE).

Staff ReporterUpdated: Friday, June 11, 2021, 05:54 PM IST
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Stress not only affects our mental condition but also our physical conditions including hair |

Indore (Madhya Pradesh): Hair fall is common after recovering from Covid-19 and is seen more in women, said beauty consultant and trainer Seema Soni at a webinar on Friday.

“People who have recovered from Covid-19 are facing hair problems and often they see chunk of hair falling out,” Soni said. She added that the hair loss that’s seen following COVID-19 is consistent with a condition called telogen effluvium (TE).

“People with TE report hair loss that comes suddenly. Hair typically fall out in large clumps, often while brushing or showering,” Soni said.

She further said one of the potential triggers for TE is acute illness with fever. “Stress is another potential trigger for TE, so one needs to de-stress and provide necessary nutrition to keep hair healthy,” Soni said.

Participants who raised queries and discussed the issue were Anoushka Shukla, Sangeeta Laddha, Bindiya Sood and Preeti.

“Many people are facing hair loss. But if we don’t ensure enough nutrition for our body, then it can be troublesome,” Shukla said.

“It is important to understand that stress not only affects our mental condition but also affects our physical conditions including hair, we should follow ways to de-stress that works for us,” Sood said.

Tips to beat hair shedding after Covid-19

· Remember to wash your hair and use conditioner twice every week, this will ensures good mental health and physical health

· Keep your protein intake high

· Have proper sleep and proper diet

· Massage hair with oil for de-stress and nutrition

· Practise yoga, pranayama and breathing exercises

· Use hair masks for proper hydration

Seema Soni

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