Elizabeth Mullans, M.D., Board-Certified Dermatologist, Explains COVID Hair Loss

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HOUSTON, September 27, 2021--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Following a high fever or stress as a result of COVID-19, a chronic infection or viral illness, one may experience noticeable hair loss.

"Many of my patients have been noticing their hair falling out in large clumps, causing stress which can actually exacerbate the situation, so it’s important to stay calm and try to de-stress," says Elizabeth Mullans, M.D., Board-Certified Dermatologist. "This problem is real and is called, Telogen Effluvium. You may notice handfuls of hair coming out when you brush your hair or take a shower. This hair loss or shedding can last for 6-9 nine months before it stops and take at least 3-4 months to return to normal. The problem will eventually correct itself but in the meantime, I recommend 2 products to help the hair grow back faster: 5000 mcg of biotin (vitamin) per day and Viviscal Pro (1 capsule 2x/day.) Both can be found on Amazon or your local drug or grocery store."

vitafusion Dietary Supplement Multivitamin for Hair, Skin, & Nails will provide 5000 mcg Biotin plus 90 mg Vitamin C and 27.4 mg Vitamin E. It’s a gummy and very tasty, hence easy to take. If you only want Biotin, try vitafusion™ Extra Strength Biotin Gummy Vitamins.

Clinically studied, Viviscal helps promote hair growth, volume, thickness, and a decrease in hair shedding leading to fuller, healthier hair. Viviscal supplements work by supplying vital nutrients to the hair follicles within four stages. The influx of these nutrients in the bloodstream help nourish hair follicles, encouraging them to grow strong, healthy hair. Hair follicles are nourished through the consistent intake of AminoMar complex and other nutrients in each tablet. Breakage and thinning continue to decline, encouraging existing hair growth. So, hair appears stronger, healthier, and more vibrant as nutrients are thoroughly replenished.

"Remember, if clumps of hair start falling out, don’t panic, it will grow back. This is generally a temporary situation. Biotin and Viviscal are great over the counter remedies that are easy to get as they don’t require a prescription from a doctor. If the situation worsens, consult a Dermatologist," adds Mullans.

A great website for further information is https://www.hairlossinwomen.org/

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