Poyda I am a female and still shave with a disposable razer. Always use caution, but I still do fine. It is always with use of common sense and caution. Just do what you feel and use caution. Doctors use what they want to shave with, so should you.
My doctors told me same thing, infection is the bigger issue just like it was my bicuspid valve as the risk of infection forming around the valve hinges and such is higher, same reason they still want me taking 4 x 500mg amoxicillin before any dental work still.I too read all the bologna about shaving only with an electric razor while on warfarin. One visit to my cardiologist and I asked him why no razor blades. I was a bit sarcastic telling him I found if difficult to believe I would bleed to death from a razor knick and he said the bleeding wasn't the issue. The worry was more for a blood infection caused by the cut.
This does make sense but still if you wash your face before you shave and keep your blades clean it seems to me there should be no problem. I cannot stand electric razors. I only ever owned one that didn't irritate me all to hell ( a Braun). So I use good quality blades and a good shave cream and just go slow.
I did electric after surgery for about 9 months. I found electric shaving to be a little too raw on my skin, using Lectric Shave and a high end Braun shaver known for its smooth shaves. I never shave on Sundays to give my skin a rest. For the last 9ish months I do 2 weeks electric then 2 weeks normal using Edge gel and Harry’s blades. I do get the occasional minor NOC, but host.y electric shaving would occasionally draw blood as well. If you read the electric shaving reviews Braun gets great reviews and the 7 series is the sweet spot. They say the head can last a year to 18 months before it needs changing, but I swap it out every 6 months.Hi all
anyone have experience with face shaving? my surgeon, cardiologist and GP have all said that i should avoid using a proper razor-blade razor due to wafarin. .
Currently using an electric one. However, i miss the days of having a proper 100% clean shave and not having bits left behind (this could be due to fact it's not an expensive shaver either, just a cheap one)
Has / does anyone use blade razors? when i used use to use them, i cut myself and that i'm afraid of i don't wanna have to stand there for ages trying to get it t stop or is there a decent electric shaver out there that does a good job?
The "not bashing your head" rule is really important. The reality of it came crashing down over the weekend for us. My friends son (28 yrs - same as one of my children) passed away on Saturday. He was in a car accident last Wednesday. He was the passenger and hit his head on the dashboard and side window. He was bleeding and unconscious when 1st responders arrived; he woke up and was taken to hospital. They did tests over a couple days and released him. Docs think he had an annurisym rupture on Saturday. The autopsy is set for today to confirm. He'd been on warfarin since he was about 20 because of a heart issue. Very sad and alarming at how fragile life can be.Simple restrictions on warfarin. Avoid bashing your head. Beyond that most things won’t kill you.
Before I was discharged from the hospital after my surgery, I had to watch a video about warfarin, bleeding etc. the video was obviously meant to scare me because it sounded like you could bleed to death from a paper cut! I have been on warfarin 10 yrs and can honestly say I do not bleed any worse than before. What all warfarin users really need to worry about are unseen bleeding—head injuries or internal bleeding.Thank you sir.