Khloé Kardashian has revealed she suffered hair loss as a potential facet impact of Covid-19.
The Keeping Up with the Kardashians star opened up about her expertise in a Twitter Space chat with followers on Tuesday.
“My hair really fell out with Covid,” she mentioned.
“So after, it was really a struggle for a minute.”
The actuality star contracted the virus in March 2020, including that her senses of style and smells had been “the only thing I didn’t lose”.
She added: “But I had everything else — like anything else you can imagine”.
The 37-year-old beforehand revealed she contracted the virus in an episode of the hit actuality present, stating that she had suffered with vomiting, shaking, migraines, a cough and cold and hot flushes.
“I suffer from migraines, but this was the craziest headache,” she mentioned.
“I wouldn’t say it was a migraine. The coughing, my chest would burn when I would cough.“
The Kardashian sister isn’t the first celebrity to state that they have suffered hair loss as a consequence of contracting Covid-19.
In August 2020, Melrose Place actor Alyssa Milano revealed that she had also experienced hair loss as a sufferer of long Covid.
The actor shared a video to her social media platforms of her combing through her hair with a detangler brush to reveal clumps of hair that fall out with every stroke.
She ended the video by lifting the collection of hairs and saying: “One brushing, this is my hair loss from Covid-19. Wear a damn mask!”
While hair loss has been an anecdotal facet impact reported by many victims of Covid, official details about that is scarce.
A research printed in The Lancet in January discovered alopecia (hair loss) to be extra widespread amongst girls than males who had contracted Covid-19, nevertheless.
Speaking to the Guardian, Tim Spector, professor of genetic epidemiology at King’s College London, acknowledged that some Covid-19 sufferers have reported hair loss however mentioned it isn’t but identified whether it is important or not.
Dr Tanya Bleiker, clincial vp of the British Association of Dermatologists, added that whereas the virus could possibly be the reason for hair loss, there could be different explanations.
“A form of hair loss called telogen effluvium can result in temporary hair loss as a result of a number of triggers including fever and severe illness, which may explain some cases of hair loss reported with Covid-19 infection,” she mentioned.