A person who shaves with a blade may suffer a number of complications. For example, Lord Carnarvon died as a result of a shaving complication, becoming the first person to suffer the curse of King Tutankhamun.


Complications of shaving with a blade:

(1) being cut

(2) bleeding

(3) spreading infection

(4) developing an infection, especially Staphylococcus aureus or Streptococcus pyogenes

(5) suffering a temporary or permanent cosmetic defect

(6) developing a scar, including keloid

(7) having a contact allergy to the blade or soap


Risk factors for bleeding:

(1) coagulopathy

(2) anticoagulation

(3) deep cut

(4) multiple cuts

(5) failure to control the bleeding


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