Diagnosed October 2016
Steroids, IVIG, Rituxin, Promacta, Spleen removed, Rituxin again. Currently weaning off Promacta and Prednisone.
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I have just been diagnosed with ITP and when I was discharged from the hospital yesterday the first order on the page was electric razor only. I have never used one before. I went to the good old Walmart today and picked a middle of the price range Braun. Now I had not shaved for about 9 days but I expected more than what I got from this thing.
Anyone have any suggestions out there? I am going to give the Braun another try tomorrow and if it doesn't cut it ( ) then its going back.
Never liked Braun shavers myself. I've been using the high-end Norelcos for decades and get good results. But it takes time to transition from blades to an electric shaver, and when/how to shave with an electric is different. I suggest not going for a close shave for a while; instead, just use the electric gently while your skin adapts and you figure out how to work with it.
I find shaving before showering helps my skin, for instance, and do not find any of the skin toners or other products helpful. I don't wash my face beforehand; if I do, I'm more likely to get small nicks. Web sites on shaving go through all this in great detail, if you need more info.
I had previously used electric shavers many years ago and didn't like them so went back to a razor blade and endured the rashers and nicks until I developed ITP. I was told not to use a blade and so I purchased a Panasonic shaver which can also be used either wet or dry. I lather up and use it in the shower - it does a fantastic job and doesn't chafe my skin - I will never go back. The battery lasts a week before re-charging and you just rinse it out so there are no major drawbacks.
I have been diagnosed with ITP for several years now. Counts usually around 22k. I used to have a lot of trouble with nicks as I also shave my head. I tried a new shave cream, Cremo, and I have not had a nick since. I also use a 5 blade razor. Good luck! I hope this helps! Don't worry too much. ITP sucks but is generally manageable.
I have been using an electric razor for 30 years. I have tried Remington, and Braun. But I find that NOrelco works the best for me. I have fine hair, but lots of it. I often wonder how well it works for men with thick (diameter) hair. I usually get mine at Costco. I prefer the solid body model rather then the style with the independent head. Those seem to lose a lot of energy because it is keeps moving around.
Electric Razors are extraordinary to use instead of the old customary razor shave, as one doesn't continue consumes and cuts which you generally have from extremely sharp steels. Shaving is a delicate procedure that requires exactness as well as security. There are a lot of shavers accessible in the market that does not have any or none of these. In any case, just the
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can give you an everlasting happy with shaving background that you won't discover in any shavers out there. Thanks for such a healthy discussion on the topic of Electric Razors. It really help me out in getting the valuable insight.
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