Substantial hair loss after the covid treatment.

goingMonky

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Currently I'm experiencing a substantial hair loss. It's all diffuse hair loss. If I move my hand through hair, I get couple of them in my palm. After sitting in front of computer whole day, I notice a dozen of hair strands around me. I shampoo once a week and use Ketoconazole shampoo every other time.

I was hospitalized in April for 2 weeks for the covid treatment. During this time among other things they gave me following meds,
1. Prednisolone 125 mg injections everyday: It's an anti inflammatory steroid (like cortisol)
2. Some blood thinning injection everyday.
3. predinsolone tablets for 10 days after coming home
4. Aspirin tablets for 10 days after coming home.

Currently things are in lock down so can't visit a dermatologist. Also another thing to mention that I was in high stress for a couple of months for a different reason. Do anti inflammatories cause hair loss?
 

whatintheworld

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What were your covid symptoms?

I also tested positive last week but have not had to be hospitalized and am recovering at home. I may have had slightly increased shedding but I don't know if these are related.
 

goingMonky

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What were your covid symptoms?

I also tested positive last week but have not had to be hospitalized and am recovering at home. I may have had slightly increased shedding but I don't know if these are related.
I used to get mild fever in the middle of the night which wasn't a big deal. But after a 5 days, my body starting vomiting food and even water. I got severely dehydrated after two days so had to get hospitalized. Later on, I also suffered from breathlessness.

As far as know, everyone suffers random symptoms from covid. Some get diarrhea, some catch cold. It's all random. Out of all people no one expected I'd suffer so much considering I'm only 30 year old who lifts weight, eats healthy and lives actively healthy. Severeness depends upon your viral load.

I don't think it'll affect the shedding so soon in your case. I think it could be because you changed your daily routine.
 

whatintheworld

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I used to get mild fever in the middle of the night which wasn't a big deal. But after a 5 days, my body starting vomiting food and even water. I got severely dehydrated after two days so had to get hospitalized. Later on, I also suffered from breathlessness.

As far as know, everyone suffers random symptoms from covid. Some get diarrhea, some catch cold. It's all random. Out of all people no one expected I'd suffer so much considering I'm only 30 year old who lifts weight, eats healthy and lives actively healthy. Severeness depends upon your viral load.

I don't think it'll affect the shedding so soon in your case. I think it could be because you changed your daily routine.

Wow I am sorry to hear that, are you recovering well? That sounds like quite the nightmare.

I am almost 30 as well yet my symptoms were mostly mild, the longest are sort of lingering congestion/cough, but no fever or intestinal issues.
 

whatintheworld

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Such an experience can definitely cause a telogen effluvium and cause increased shedding. It can also trigger male pattern baldness more aggressively, but it is hard to predict how much the effect will be obviously.
 
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