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HELP! I’ve had COVID-19 and now I’m losing my hair! Are the two related?

Clinical Symptoms Mental Health

A. Frustratingly, yes. More and more COVID-19 survivors have reported excessive hair loss following infection. Although this complication may not rank up there with some of more serious consequences that have been reported among “long-haulers,” excessive hair loss is still pretty disconcerting. It also adds yet another source of distress, with impacts on morale and

Will temperature checks actually work? What else can schools and businesses do to quickly scan for potentially infectious people?

Clinical Symptoms Infection and Spread Reopening School

A: There’s reason to be skeptical about temperature checks. COVID-19 is infectious for several days before symptoms appear. Scanning folks as they enter a building for a fever won’t do much to prevent people who are pre-symptomatic from entering and spewing infectious droplets all over the place. Gross. At this point, we need to embrace

Who is at risk for developing severe symptoms of COVID-19?

Clinical Symptoms

A: The CDC recently updated its list to include older adults as well as people of any age with underlying medical conditions (chronic kidney disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, immunocompromised from organ transplant, obesity, serious heart conditions, sickle cell disease, and type II diabetes). This is consistent with data from early 2020 and has been

If someone in my household tests positive for COVID-19, how can I best care for them and keep the rest of my household safe?

Clinical Symptoms Families Staying Safe Treatments

A: If someone in your household develops symptoms of COVID-19 (see link below for symptom list), or suspects they have been exposed to COVID-19, they should contact their health care provider to get a test or, if available, visit a community testing site to get tested for COVID-19. If COVID-19 is suspected based on symptoms