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If you experienced hair loss during the COVID-19 pandemic or after getting sick from the SARS-CoV-2 virus, you’re not alone. Increased hair shedding when you’re very stressed or sick is actually quite normal. This type of hair loss is known as telogen effluvium. Stress related hair loss is usually temporary, but for people with long COVID, hair loss may last as long as symptoms do.
Ketoconazole is a medication that’s usually used to fight microbial infections. When used as a shampoo, it can help treat hair and scalp issues caused by fungi and yeast. But recently, ketoconazole shampoo has also been found to be effective as a DHT blocker – which means that it also may be able to help treat hormonal hair loss.