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Hair Loss Reports Grow Among Covid-19 ‘Long Haul’ Survivors

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Hundreds of Covid-19 survivors are reporting hair loss, sometimes dramatic, often weeks after recovering. Experts say the outcome is not a symptom, but a result of physical or emotional stress. And, they say, it’s not surprising.

“We are seeing patients who had Covid-19 two to three months ago and are now experiencing hair loss,” says Shilpi Khetarpal, MD, a…

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Independent health & science journalist writing motivationally about the science of physical health & mental wellness. Former editor-in-chief of LiveScience.

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