HAIR LOSS – another post viral symptom!
We shed between 50-100 of hair naturally every day but only when those hair stop being replaced is when the balding starts happening, which can be triggered by a fever for example.
However, there are more and more people reporting that they are shedding significantly their hair after they had the latest virus.
It seems that some symptoms are experienced by most, for example extreme fatigue that keeps going for weeks/months after the illness.
Other less common symptoms – like hair loss will only be experienced by some.
You wonder why one person will start loosing their hair and the other can’t smell anything.
From a holistic point of view, I believe this is all about susceptibility.
We are all different and UNIQUE, therefore we all experience seemingly ‘same’ illness DIFFERENTLY.
Stress or any other ‘insult’ (an illness/virus/thyroid disease or chemotherapy treatment) on the body can cause excessive hair fall.
So here we have a combination of both – new virus on the block and the stress/anxiety and fear connected to it. Match made in heaven!
The Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)Trusted Source notes hair loss as a potential long-term effect of COVID-19.
For some this will resolve naturally within a few weeks, but for others it may not even months down the line.
What can be done about this?
Treatment that doesn’t involve harmful substances and undesirable side-effects, that which is permanent and inline with nature and ourselves? IT IS POSSIBLE!
To get the best and most effective treatment with homeopathy, the answer will always be that working with a homeopath is the way forward.
However, remedies can be prescribed also acutely – where the current offending symptoms are taken into account and the best fitting remedy is prescribed.
Ideally, this situation should not be going on for longer than approx one month as anything longer standing is considered chronic issue (if our body struggles to bounce back from an acute illness within a week or two, there might be some underlying issue that need addressing).
Often, if there is a hair loss, there will be other symptoms accompanying it, like brittle nails or blemished skin. These are all signs that the internal homeostasis (balance) has been disturbed.
We have hundreds of remedies that can be indicated for hair loss, and to narrow this down, other symptoms would need to be taken into account.
There is a specific rubric for hair loss, after diseases, which includes:
Calcarea Carbonica, Carbo Veg, Carcinosin, China, Gelsemium, Hepar Sulphuris, Lycopodium, Mancinella, Phos-Ac, Silica and Thuja.
If you would like to find out more how homeopathy can be beneficial to you, please get in touch.