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Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Hair Transplantation

Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a current pandemic causing ramifications across the World. At The Treatment Rooms London we continue to perform hair transplantation but with added precautions in place to ensure patient and clinical staff safety. This blog will take you through what you needed to know about the virus and how the considerations around hair transplant surgery.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a virus that potentially originated from Bats. There are a number of Coronaviruses out there and previously have caused people ill health such as SARS and MERS. This particular strain of Coronavirus, called COVID-19 is currently causing many patients throughout the world symptoms such as:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Breathing difficulties (like shortness of breath)

Preventing A Coronavirus (COVID-19) Infection

You can do a number of things to prevent yourself from getting a Coronavirus infection:

  • Wash your hands frequently
  • Stay 2m away from strangers
  • Only leave your house for essential supplies and items
  • Avoid touching your mouth, nose and eyes

What Should You Do If You Have Coronavirus (COVID-19)

If you feel like you have symptoms of a fever, cough or breathing difficulties you may not have COVID-19, but you must presume you have the condition.

If you have mild symptoms then stay at home and self isolate. Stay away from those who do not have symptoms. If you live with your family then everyone in your family should also stay at home and self isolate. You can find more information here:

NHS Advice: Staying At Home

If your symptoms progress and worsen then you should call 111 if you are in an emergency and don’t think you can cope at home.

Should You Be Worried About Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Having A Hair Transplant?

If you have had your hair transplant and contracted COVID-19, currently there is no evidence to suggest your hair transplant will be affected. However, this evidence may change.

Our patients have not yet reported any problems having had a hair transplant and suffered from the virus. They have recovered from the virus well with no complications for their hair transplant.

If you have your hair transplant planned in the coming weeks- months, then you should contact your hair transplant surgeon. They will need to advise you accordingly on what their recommended next steps are for you.

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