Post Covid, many people are struggling with extreme hair loss and persistent skin problems. Know all about it from a leading dermatologist.
As if its many complications and complexities weren't enough, Coronavirus comes with its own set of post-recovery manifestations. We have seen people battling with fatigue, aches, brain fog and what not. Apart from these, there is an entire range of skin and hair issues people are struggling with months after their recovery.
Some of these problems can go on even for 6-9 months and can be quite severe. There have been cases of extreme hairfall in bunches that could be one's worst nightmare, and persistent skin rashes that just don't go away. Experts feel some of these problems may occur due to the stress the body goes through as the disease progresses and while trying to recover from it.
Dr Rinky Kapoor, Dermatologist The Esthetic Clinic, talks about the skin and hair issues people are facing post beating Covid-19 and what can be done about it.
Post-Covid patients are reporting extreme hair loss after 2-3 months of their recovery and it can be quite distressing for some who are losing hair in bunches while washing or combing them or taking a shower.
Here's The Reason It Happens
Now this is something that Covid patients experience even in the early stage of the disease and they can very well go on long after the person has recovered.
Here's What People Are Experiencing:
People who have a history of thyroid or diabetes and were already suffering from some skin issues, are suffering from extreme skin dryness.
Drying of skin may happen because of the inflammation the body is going through. The medicine and steroids that are given during the infection may also be behind this extreme dryness of skin.
Some people are also reporting bullae or fluid-filled boils, however the cases are less. During Covid infection it is common to have rashes and boils but in some cases, it may continue after recovery too.
Also popular as Covid-feet these days, it is generally seen on hands and feet. People who are facing this condition will have blue or reddish-blue fingers. It is similar to a frost bite and is reported in mainly foreign countries. It is a very uncommon symptom in Indian population. There is hardly any case reported of Chillblain-like lesions here.
The above skin and hair related problems are manifestations of Covid-19 and there is very little that may prevent them from happening. However you can take care of these condition by taking consultation and nourishing your skin with adequate nutrition and moisturization etc.
Dr. Debraj Shome is Director and Co founder of The Esthetic Clinics. He has been rated amongst the top surgeons in India by multiple agencies. The Esthetic Clinics patients include many international and national celebrities who prefer to opt for facial cosmetic surgery and facial plastic surgery in Mumbai because The Esthetic Clinics has its headquarters there.