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Alyssa Milano Is Losing Her Hair After Suffering From COVID-19 (Video)

Alysa Milano shows off hair loss from coronavirus

Alyssa Milano is back to remind us that the coronavirus is not a hoax, not the flu, and DEFINITELY not a joke.

Months after experiencing debilitating COVID-19 symptoms, the Charmed alum took to Twitter on Sunday to share one of the surprising side effects of having the virus: hair loss!

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The 47-year-old made the revelation in a video of herself brushing her tresses after a shower and collecting an abnormal amount of hair in the process, telling fans:

“Hey everybody, I just wanted to show you the amount of hair that is coming out of my head as a result of COVID. This is a detangler brush, my favorite detangler brush. As you can see, in there is no hair in there right now.”

The actress kept brushing through her long locks until she had a sizable bunch of stray hairs that had gathered on her brush. She concluded the video by showing the entire collection of hairs, telling viewers: 

“One brushing, this is my hair loss from COVID-19. Wear a damn mask.”

See Alyssa’s shocking demonstration for yourself (below): 


According to reports, people who have experienced long-term symptoms of the coronavirus say hair loss is a side effect, with some survivors of the disease even reporting their hair falling out in clumps. Experts say most of these patients are suffering from a temporary hair shedding condition called telogen effluvium (TE), which, according to WebMD, is caused by physical or emotional stress, high fever, illness, or weight loss of over 20 pounds.

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Milano’s new video comes days after she revealed that she had tested positive for coronavirus antibodies after testing negative three times despite experiencing symptoms in April. On Saturday, she shared a selfie she took from a hospital bed in April and wrote in the caption:

“It felt like an elephant was sitting on my chest. I couldn’t breathe. I couldn’t keep food in me. I lost 9 pounds in 2 weeks. I was confused. Low grade fever. And the headaches were horrible… I just want you to be aware that our testing system is flawed and we don’t know the real numbers. I also want you to know, this illness is not a hoax. I thought I was dying. It felt like I was dying. I will be donating my plasma with hopes that I might save a life. Please take care of yourselves. Please wash your hands and wear a mask and social distance. I don’t want anyone to feel the way I felt. Be well.

We love that she’s using her platforms to spread awareness about this very real virus that is still very much a threat to our lives, let alone our hair.

[Image via Alyssa Milano/Twitter]

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Aug 11, 2020 08:03am PDT