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If Your Hair is Falling Out, This May Be Why, Say Doctors

Fever, dry cough, body aches—you've heard of all the main symptoms of coronavirus. " 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,"  Dr. Pankaj Chaturvedi, consultant dermatologist and hair transplant surgeon, MedLinks, Delhi, tells  Vogue India . "While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention doesn't recognize hair loss as a symptom of COVID-19 , more than 27% of at least 1,100 poll respondents in the Survivor Corps Facebook group reported hair loss," reports USA Today . "Dr. Michele S. Green, a dermatologist at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, said there's been an influx of patients seeking treatment for hair loss during quarantine and after she reopened her office. 'Patients have literally come in with bags of hair looking like a full head of hair was