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.
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