Can't shave for a while!

Discussion in 'General Shaving Talk' started by Hoss304, Jan 12, 2018.

  1. Hoss304

    Hoss304 Well-Known Member

    After my last shave I had some bad irritation. I assumed it was my typical razor burn on neck. After trying everything from ice packs to A&D ointment it continued to spread. I woke up this morning and it has went from my neck on to my shoulder. Itches like crazy. What I thought was a bad burn is a skin infection! Doc put me on huge doses of antibiotics. He said should be gone within ten days but to shave lightly or not at all for a while. My luck as I have a ton of new shave gear ordered and shipped. [​IMG][​IMG]

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  2. Bama Samurai

    Bama Samurai with Laser-like Focus Staff Member

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    Hope you get healed quick. You may want to sterilize your razors so you don't autoinfect yourself. Good luck!
     
  3. wchnu

    wchnu Duck Season!

    Take care of that!! First time I have seen or heard of it. Did he think it was shaving related? By that I mean did the infection come from a razor or maybe outside source.
     
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  4. Keithmax

    Keithmax Breeds Pet Rocks

    Ouch! I hope you heal fast.
     
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  5. LuvWetShavin

    LuvWetShavin Well-Known Member

    Curious to if the skin infection was caused by a razor or what the Dr said, i have never seen a skin infection ... i thought you was just going to say you had razor burn, i experienced that once when i first started wet shaving .. then i learned real quick to not use any pressure
     
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  6. SpeedyPC

    SpeedyPC Well-Known Member

    Ooooh you poor baby @Hoss304 .....Never mind..... hear have a baby pork chop to cheer you up, it will get better soon.

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  7. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

    Hope you have a complete recovery.
     
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  8. wchnu

    wchnu Duck Season!

    Maybe a alcohol swish after a shave is a good thing.
     
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  9. Hoss304

    Hoss304 Well-Known Member

    I thought it was razor burn until it spread down my neck onto shoulder . Doc said it could've been caused by various things. I work in a steel mill so a fresh shave and steel dust might have been the culprit. It's cleared up alot after one day of antibiotics.
     
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  10. Hoss304

    Hoss304 Well-Known Member

    The way my shaves go ... I can get a great shave, then within two days I start getting burn in my neck area. The day of the shave im fine. It's the regrowth that gets me. Always has , carts or DE .. even a electric breaks me out. The ONLY way I get no sort of burn is to do one pass and keep a scruffy beard. I can get a BBS shave but I pay for it the following days. As much as I love DE shaving I get my best shave in shower with a two blade cart or disposable. Sounds crazy but true. I could list all the blades I've tried in a DE but I get the same result with them all for the most part. I think alot of my issues have to do with my uniform at work and how it rubs. It's always on the sides of my neck. But even as a youngster I always had terrible irritation.
     
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  11. Spyder

    Spyder Well-Known Member

    I had the same thing on my back two years ago. Itching like crazy. I’m now just clearing up fro something similar on my hands. Mine were classified as a fungus. Hopefully you’ll clear up up soon!
     
  12. sdguero

    sdguero Well-Known Member

    Did the doctor say it was cellulitis? It’s a fairly common bacterial skin infection. I’ve had it a couple of times in my lifetime, most recently last month. Mine involved some skin swelling, affected area warm to the touch. Important thing is to get into the doctor if home treatments aren’t working. It’s bacterial and you’ll need antibiotics to treat it.

    May or may not be shave related. But cleaning any cuts you get is important. Likewise cleaning your shave gear is important.
     
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  13. Hoss304

    Hoss304 Well-Known Member

    No it wasn't cellulitis. It was some other type. Doc prescribed me cephalexin 500mg x3 a day. He said it'll clear up and possibly turn yellowish for a while.
     
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  14. sdguero

    sdguero Well-Known Member

    I’m glad it’s clearing up for you.
     
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  15. Hoss304

    Hoss304 Well-Known Member

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  16. Hoss304

    Hoss304 Well-Known Member

    Still some irritation but has cleared up for the most part. Severely dry skin where it was. I've been putting Thayers witch hazel and lotion on it. Hopefully I can shave by this weekend. As you can see I don't get much of a beard lol. That is 5 days growth [​IMG]

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  17. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Been there, Done that, many time @Hoss304, while using cartridge razors. It itches soooo bad, it's hard to sleep. I believe they use to call it "Barbers Itch". I rarely have this happen anymore, because I use aftershaves with an alcohol base, and contain glycerin. Also, I use Straight Razors, and they don't irritate my skin.
     
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  18. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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    Glad to hear things are improving.
     
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  19. Hoss304

    Hoss304 Well-Known Member

    I use alcohol based aftershaves. Not really sure what went wrong here. Only thing I did out of the ordinary was I used my alum block. It's been stored dry in it's case. I used to use it every shave but just went to two splashes of witch hazel instead.
     
  20. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

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    Only use alum to stop a bleed.
     
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