Muscle and joint pain, memory loss, fatigue, kidney, heart or respiratory damage… These are all sequelae from which people who have been infected by the coronavirus may suffer. But some patients may face other consequences of the disease. This is the case of American actress Alyssa Milano: she suffers from hair loss, which she associates with Covid-19.
Covid-19: symptoms that persist several months after infection
The 47-year-old star revealed that she had been affected by the coronavirus when she posted a photo of her wearing an oxygen mask from April 5 on August 5. “I had never been so sick. Everything hurt. Loss of smell. I felt like an elephant was sitting on my chest. I couldn’t breathe anymore. I couldn’t keep the food inside. I lost 4 pounds in two weeks. I was confused. Fever slight. And the headache were horrible “, she said.
Several months after her infection, Alyssa Milano says she suffered persistent symptoms of Covid-19, including dizziness, stomach problems, irregular periods, heart palpitations, shortness of breath, short-term memory loss or still a general feeling of unease.
Covid-19: hair loss, a sequel to the disease?
Even today, Alyssa Milano’s ordeal is still not over. She now suffers the after-effects of the disease and alerts in particular to an atypical consequence of Covid-19: hair loss.
In a video posted Monday, August 10 on social networks, the actress films herself brushing her hair. “I’ll show you what Covid-19 does to your hair. Take this seriously. Wear a damn masque“, she writes. She then shows the many locks that fall when she runs her brush through her hair.
A survey conducted by Natalie Lambert, professor at Indiana University (United States), on 1,500 people who have been affected by the coronavirus was interested in hair loss. Relayed by the New York Post, this survey reveals that a third of the people questioned suffered from a more significant loss of their hair since they had been affected by the Covid-19.
If Alyssa Milano has told about her difficult journey in the face of the disease, it is to raise awareness. “I want you to know that this disease is not a hoax. I thought I was dying (…) Please take care of yourself. Please take care of yourself. wash your hands, wear a mask and respect the social distancing. I don’t want anyone to feel what I felt “, she said in her post of August 5.