21/05/2021 06:13 PM | Click to read full article
According to the data science firm Spate, Google searches for hair loss has increased by 8 per cent in the last 12 months. Could it be thanks to the after-effects of COVID-19?
“COVID-19 associated hair loss typically starts after recovery, usually six-eight weeks after the person tests positive. It can be extensive and severe, and people have been known to lose up to 30-40 per cent of their hair," says Dr Pankaj Chaturvedi, consultant dermatologist and hair transplant surgeon, MedLinks, Delhi.