Alyssa Milano Reveals Hair Loss ‘Symptom’ of COVID-19, Days After Positive Antibody Test


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Actress Alyssa Milano on Aug. eight revealed that she was hospitalized as a result of CCP virus problems, and that months on, she still has signs of COVID-19, the illness brought on by the virus, together with hair loss.

“I was acutely sick with COVID-19 in April. I nonetheless have many signs,” the 47-year-old actress and activist stated on Twitter Saturday. “I am what they call a ‘lengthy hauler.’”

Milano shared in her social media submit that the night time earlier than, she experienced a “actual heaviness” in her chest.

“I went to the ER just to ensure it wasn’t a blood clot,” the actress continued, posting a photo from a hospital bed. “Thankfully, it wasn’t. This virus sucks. Please take it significantly.”

The following day, the “Sorry Not Sorry” podcast host uploaded a video saying that she suffers from hair loss, and that she believes it's brought on by the CCP (Chinese Communist Celebration) virus.

“Thought I’d show you what COVID-19 does to your hair,” she wrote in a caption. “Please take this significantly.”

The video exhibits Milano brushing her newly-washed hair with a clean brush. After brushing by way of her hair several occasions, a sizable volume of hair comes out onto the brush.

“Hey everyone, I just needed to point out you the quantity of hair that's coming out of my head because of COVID,” she stated. “This can be a detangler brush, my favourite detangler brush. As you'll be able to see in there isn't a hair in there proper now.”

“One brushing, that is my hair loss from COVID-19. Put on a damn mask!” she stated, holding up a clump of hair to the digital camera.

It isn't clear whether or not there is a hyperlink between hair loss and COVID-19, nevertheless an growing number of CCP virus patients have reported experiencing excessive hair fall, in line with WebMD.

Specialists have advised that the kind of hair loss CCP virus patients might be experiencing is telogen effluvium (TE), a short lived condition brought on by a physical or emotional stress, high fever, sickness, or weight loss of greater than 20 kilos.

Gregory A. Poland, MD, an infectious disease skilled at Mayo Clinic and spokesperson for the Infectious Illnesses Society of America, informed WebMD that TE is usually linked to “extreme sickness, autoimmune issues, and people who have a stroke or coronary heart attack.”

“Such a hair loss occurs when individuals are immensely careworn,” he stated.

The “Charmed” alum previously opened up about her COVID-19 experience, saying how “every little thing harm” after she suffered from virus signs for two weeks.

“This was me on April 2 after being sick for 2 weeks. I had by no means been this type of sick,” the actress stated. “Every thing harm. Lack of odor. It felt like an elephant was sitting on my chest. I couldn’t breathe. I couldn’t maintain meals in me. I lost 9 kilos in 2 weeks. I used to be confused. Low grade fever. And the complications have been horrible. I principally had every COVID symptom.”

Milano stated she was tested for the virus in March, and both checks got here again constructive. Nevertheless, she lately tested constructive for COVID-19 antibodies, she stated.

“After dwelling the last 4 months with lingering symptoms like vertigo, abdomen abnormalities, irregular durations, heart palpitations, shortness of breath, zero brief time period reminiscence, and basic malaise, I went and obtained an antibody check from a blood draw (not the finger prick) from a lab,” she continued. “I'm POSITIVE for COVID antibodies. I had COVID-19.”

The actress stated that she plans to donate her plasma for antibody research.

“Please deal with yourselves. Please wash your arms and put on a mask and social distance,” she implored. “I don’t want anyone to feel the best way I felt. Be properly. I really like you all (properly, perhaps not the trolls. Just the type individuals.)”