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How can we help our young daughter with her wiping issues?

Our daughter is 6. Since potty training 4 years ago, she hasn't been wiping herself well after going to the bathroom. We though the problem would resolve itself (and sometimes wipe her butt ourselves if she goes at home) but it's not, and what used to cause skin irritation is now causing vaginal infections. [more inside]
posted by qi on Jul 2, 2014 - 48 answers

My hands are always sweaty/sticky. What can I do??

My hands are always sweaty/sticky. What can I do to keep my keyboards/mouse/things I touch clean? [more inside]
posted by ichomp on Dec 1, 2013 - 3 answers

Sweat -- do I have to wash it off (besides for smell purposes)?

I've been looking for info on showering/bathing in relation to sweating and whether it's sanitary or not. I can only seem to find articles that basically say "yeah, you need to shower cause you'll smell" but can't find anything that confirms whether or not it's actually sanitary or not e.g. infections. What do ya'll think/know? [more inside]
posted by defmute on Apr 11, 2013 - 19 answers

My mom won't bathe.

Ideas to help a mom who won't shower or bathe. Lots more details inside. [more inside]
posted by odayoday on Aug 15, 2012 - 17 answers

I want to smell better

I have extremely poor hygiene. I smell bad, and I want to change. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 28, 2012 - 68 answers

shower me with tips!

We have no water pressure and may be without it for some time, which makes showering difficult. What can we do about this? By which I mean (a) what can we do to get our water pressure back, and, in the meantime, (b) what are some tips and tricks to keeping clean without a working shower? [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on Dec 16, 2011 - 35 answers

the lord is testing me.

My new roommate assured me during our initial interview of each other that she was very clean and that, in particular, she was committed to keeping communal spaces very neat and tidy. Fast forward a few months, and somehow I think I missed something. [more inside]
posted by iLoveTheRain on Aug 10, 2011 - 32 answers

Not having an immune system is frightening.

Household tips for the immunocompromised? [more inside]
posted by fancyoats on Jul 14, 2011 - 18 answers

Stay on target...

When I urinate, where should I aim? [more inside]
posted by justsomebodythatyouusedtoknow on Jun 21, 2011 - 50 answers

My Beautiful Folded Laundry

Wash, iron, and fold shirts in the San Francisco Bay Area? [more inside]
posted by FLAG (BASTARD WATER.) (Acorus Adulterinus.) on Jun 14, 2011 - 13 answers

Efficient or lazy?

I wait until, I think a task needs to be done ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY or NO MORE DELAY possible to do anything. [more inside]
posted by daveg02 on Apr 27, 2011 - 23 answers

How long should you keep makeup brushes?

How long should you keep makeup brushes? [more inside]
posted by dayspteh on Feb 12, 2011 - 7 answers

My "No. 1" Question about Hygiene

Which is cleaner? Touch no surfaces and don't wash your hands during a public restroom visit or touch various surfaces and then wash your hands? [more inside]
posted by Any Moose In a Storm on Aug 24, 2010 - 38 answers

Should I offer turndown service too?

We are about to host our fourth set of house guests since May. I am once again stripping linens and getting the guest room ready, and I wondered... what should I be washing? [more inside]
posted by kimdog on Jun 22, 2010 - 16 answers

Cleanliness is next to godliness. So, one who's good with sex related cleanliness is very nearly a sex god, right?

A couple questions (his n' hers) regarding sex-related cleanliness. [more inside]
posted by anonysex on Mar 26, 2010 - 29 answers

Who were the cleanest pioneers?

Is there any historical record of American settlers or pioneers from the old west who were meticulously clean? [more inside]
posted by circular on Mar 15, 2010 - 21 answers

My boyfriend's apartment disgusts me.

My boyfriend's apartment disgusts me. What should I do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 3, 2010 - 48 answers

Sorry in advance.

Inspired by the wiping technique thread from earlier today - what is the proper, best way to wash one's ass in the shower? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 16, 2009 - 25 answers

Why is the chef picking up my steak with his bare hands?

What's an acceptable level of prodding and poking (with one's bare hands) and tasting by a chef? [more inside]
posted by teg4rvn on Sep 17, 2009 - 33 answers

How to petition boyfriend about bedding?

I could use some help figuring out how to phrase a request that my boyfriend give his bedding a spin in the laundry. We're pretty newly minted, and I understand the need for tact here, but I am blanking on the best way to say this. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 18, 2009 - 52 answers

Not buying this "cats are clean" nonsense...

Are cats really as clean as everyone says? [more inside]
posted by Alabaster on Nov 16, 2008 - 28 answers

...lather burns my eyes; this liquid soap surprise!

Can you recommend a shampoo that will make my scalp tingle? [more inside]
posted by gursky on Aug 13, 2007 - 28 answers

How clean is my house?

Do you worry about how clean your home is when people visit? Do you notice imperfect cleaning at others' homes? [more inside]
posted by TochterAusElysium on Dec 29, 2006 - 54 answers

Is it normal for a 37 year old man to live in filth? What to do about it?

[NormalcyFilter] Is it normal for a 37 year old man to be a slob? And what can I do about it? [more inside]
posted by k8t on Jun 6, 2006 - 40 answers

Ch-ch-ch-changes...

How often do you you change your sheets? (I'm specifically interested in single apartment-dwellers - if you're married, please feel free to contribute, but make a note of your marital status ... or ideally, note the difference between you as part of a married couple and as a single person). Thanks!
posted by Sinner on Dec 21, 2005 - 59 answers

Is there such thing as Javascript Tidy?

Is there a utility out there that does for Javascript code what HTML Tidy does for (X)HTML? I've started working with a bunch of Javascript code that's just messy as all hell, and would love to preprocess it into something a bit neater before buckling down and getting to work. Something online (similar to this online HTML Tidy interface) would be perfect, something *nix command-line would be good as well, and I guess an app that handled the cleanup would be fine (OS X preferred). This might be a no-brainer, but I've searched high and low without results...
posted by delfuego on Nov 12, 2005 - 5 answers

Agua Non Potable

Many lavatories on trains have signs warning that the water in the sink is not safe to drink. If it's not clean enough to drink, am I really making my hands cleaner by washing with it?
posted by yankeefog on Sep 29, 2005 - 15 answers

Flu Incubation

I've had the flu since Wednesday. I haven't left my apartment since Friday. A friend just told me that I won't get better unless I air out my apartment and take a walk outside. Is that true? Can germs live in your bedsheets?

I'd readily go outside, but there's two feet of snow and it's fourteen degrees out.
posted by jsavimbi on Jan 23, 2005 - 15 answers

My Fingernails Pick Up a Lot of Crud Really Quickly -- Why?

My fingernails are like magnets for dirt. Every day I have to clean out the crud that gets underneath them. While it isn't a hassle, how is it that a female with long nails is able to keep hers clean where I struggle to keep mine clean for more than 2 hours or so? Is there some fingernail gnome who just loves to keep my fingernails dirty? Is there an easy way for me to keep them clean for more than lets say half a day?
posted by thebwit on Jul 6, 2004 - 12 answers

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