With every passing day, we are learning new things about COVID-19. If you recall, back in April 2020, US Dermatologist Sandra Lee aka Dr Pimple Popper on Instagram, mentioned in a digital interview that a handful of patients who were COVID-19 positive experienced skin rash as a symptom.
According to Dr Sandra Lee, there are two types of common skin rashes COVID-19 patients experience - chilblains and livedoid. Chilblains are painful purple bumps on the toes and fingers, and livedoid are net-like coloured patterns commonly found on the arms, thighs and trunk of the body. Although The World Health Organization (WHO) has listed skin rashes as a COVID-19 symptom on their official website, there is less information about them.
There is no mention of the type and nature of these skin rashes on WHO's website. However, for those who have experienced them often describe these skin rashes to be painful, dry and rough. In fact, in Dr Kiran Lohia's recent Q & A sesh on the 'Gram, a few of her followers were vocal about their COVID-19 skincare and haircare issues. They spoke about a change in skin texture and experiencing extreme hair fall.
According to Dr Kiran Lohia, five things happen to your skin post coronavirus and here's how you can treat them.
According to Dr Kiran, the body goes through trauma when fighting against COVID-19. Consuming strong doses of medication can take a toll on the hair by making it rough, frizzy and brittle. Eat healthily and consume iron supplements, collagen supplements cyclical supplements like Trichospire twice a day. Make it a point to condition the hair before and after shampooing. Try hair masks for hair fall that have hydrating ingredients in them such as aloe vera, yoghurt, honey, avocado and egg. Keep these hair masks on for an hour and later, wash them off with lukewarm water.
If you still have more queries, feel free to take a second opinion from your skin specialist.
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