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Jen Brea is a phenomenon. After working as a freelance writer in China and Africa, she enrolled for a PhD at Harvard in political science but, four years ago, got sick. She had a fever that lasted ten days.
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  1. August59

    August59 Daughters High School Graduation

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    It's good you figured it out, but I hope it don't happen to me. If it does, I'll be growing a beard! I can't shave without some kind of cream/lotion. Whew!!
     
  2. ggingues

    ggingues $10 gift code at iHerb GAS343 of $40

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    :Retro wink:
    That's what I do, I grow a beard in the winter and just trim it down to stubble otherwise! Energy/time management.:Retro wink:
     
  3. alex3619

    alex3619 Senior Member

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    I shave rarely now, I am trying to keep it to a short beard though. With my hair being grey, I don't want to look like Santa Claus. It doesn't help that I wear red a lot too. Bye, Alex
     
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  4. SaveMe

    SaveMe *****

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    alright im going to sleep too. good night guys
     
  5. Jeffy14

    Jeffy14

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    Hello,

    I found out what the problem was.
    It's Aloe Vera that I was intolerant to when shaving!
    It's hell because it's everywhere in shaving products. From the little blue/white strip on the razor to the foam.
    It's tough to find a razor without aloe vera on it nowadays! Either they are bad quality disposable or you must order double edge razor (what I did).
    Now my problems are gone!
    It's crazy that this intolerance started with CFS.
    Thanks all for your help.
     
  6. glenp

    glenp "and this too shall pass"

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    oh wow

    Thats nice to know Jeffy - This will help others, someone has got to have the same

    We are getting so many intollerences and with our malfunctioning brains it is so hard to figure out. We sure need each other.

    I was in Winners looking at shoes and had "this horrid feeling"that I recognized from having showers. It is from the plastic in the shower hose and have also got some shoes that I cannot wear because of it and now can smell it in the shoe area of winners.

    We need each other so much for all of this.

    glen
     
  7. Jeffy14

    Jeffy14

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    glenp, that's a crazy story that you had!
    I'll pay attention to those kinds of thing :)
    Thx!!
     
  8. Crus

    Crus

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    In my case i suffer after shaves cause the irritation of the skin, i must have the shave without typicals brands like Gillete/Nivea/Wilkinson/etc and use ONLY ecological soap.

    What it help me after the shave, its to use moisturizer body lotion (typical Dove white cream that the women use after a bath).

    2 weeks ago i shaved my armpits (its a hot summer here) and i was sick with fever for 2 days... even using ecological soap and body lotion after the shave.

    I guess its all about skin irritation.

    BTW, what do you recommend? shave with random Gillette Fusion or an eletric machine (Phillips-Braun) for irritation problems?
     
  9. Crus

    Crus

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    almost 4 years later, i have the same problem.

    I tried everything, but i dont know what to do :(

    I tried razor blade, electric, with foam, without foam, ... i shave one per week, and everytime i do it i feel sick for 24-48 hours.

    I dont know what to do, in my case is not chemical. I would do whatever to have a normal shave.

    One thing i saw is not only about beard, is also about all the hair in my body
     
  10. alex3619

    alex3619 Senior Member

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    Rather than shaving keep it trimmed with scissors? That is how I keep my head hair short. I just spend a few seconds a day cutting, every day. No creams, lotions, or chemicals, and no skin contact.
     
  11. Crus

    Crus

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    I already tried that :)

    It works! but the look is awful.
     

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