Could COVID-19 increase skin sensitivity?

Could COVID-19 increase skin sensitivity?

THE WHAT? BBC News is reporting that hairdressers have observed clients experiencing allergic reactions to hair dyes following recovery from coronavirus, suggesting that the disease may cause greater skin sensitivity.

THE DETAILS Salons are ushering in compulsory patch tests for all clients on the advice of trade bodies after several reports of adverse reactions in existing customers following their recovery from the virus.

THE WHY? Scientists at Imperial College have launched a study into whether COVID-19 could be reprogramming our immune system, causing adverse reactions to occur.

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