Clinicians are seeing an influx of patients experiencing an unsettling side effect after COVID-19:  losing their hair.

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Dr. Brian Abittan, the director of skin and hair rejuvenation at Mount Sinai Health System in New York, said that he sees multiple patients a week who have reported hair loss after COVID-19.

Although more patients are clearly reporting the symptom after COVID, there isn't robust data describing how many patients experience this phenomenon or what factors put someone at risk for it.

Experts say the good news is that it appears to be temporary and clinicians should reassure patients that their hair will very likely grow back.

Some evidence has shown that there is an increased risk of hair loss following COVID infection.

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A study published in Nature Medicine last month found that hair loss was one of a wide range of symptoms that post-COVID patients reported to their primary care physicians.