Hack my hygiene! Yesterday I fell, hard, and broke 3 fingers on my left hand. (It's now wrapped in a stiff splint, with only my index finger and thumb operative, waiting to see the doc this week). I also have large abrasions above and below my left eye. How the heck am I supposed to shower, wash my hair, &c. without use of both hands? Complications inside. [more inside]
My 19-year-old brother and housemate stinks. He's smelled funky for years, and it's not getting better. How can I either get him cleaned up or trick myself into not caring? [more inside]
Which is less sanitary: not washing your hands after using the bathroom; not drying your hands after washing your hands?
Which is less sanitary: not washing your hands after using the bathroom; or not drying your hands after washing your hands? [more inside]
How can I tell my dad there are certain things I don't want to do for him without hurting his feelings? [more inside]
Given the option of either soap and warm water, or alcohol-based hand sanitizer, which should I use to clean my hands?
For someone who's taken exclusively showers almost all her life: What are your bath hacks? [more inside]
I'm a male in my late 20's and my teenage acne never went away. I acknowledge that I could be doing more to prevent acne and that my facial hygiene routine is probably lacking. What can I add to my routine (detailed within) that will make the biggest difference? [more inside]
Is it okay to wash your hands in the kitchen sink? [more inside]
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]
Help me smell like food! I found this hair stuff that smells vaguely of nutmeg, and it occurred to me how much I like that sort of smell. Are there any personal hygiene products that smell like food or spices? Excluding the typical fruit and vegetable scents, of course.
YANMV (you are not my vet) - One of my girlfriend's cats is displaying strange behavior, and she'd like some advice as to how to rectify cat's hygiene problem. [more inside]
How can I make sure that I brush my teeth every single night? [more inside]
How do you talk to your partner about their bad breath? [more inside]
My partner has two cute and excitable 2-year old male dogs who are used to sleeping on the bed. I have a problem knowing that dog butts and genitalia have been lying where I put my face. [more inside]
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]
What kind of liquid facial soap do you recommend? [more inside]
Drafty castles, stone construction, floors strewn with rushes, noble ladies' trailing gowns... Anyone who's read any historical fiction set in the Middle Ages is familiar with these popular Medieval motifs, but I have been troubled by a number of questions about these items. Perhaps we have some period history mavens who can ease my confusion? (Warning: Long! Strewn! Possibly moldy.) [more inside]
I like to sip a little bit of Scotch before going to bed, spending a few quiet minutes with a single malt, my browser, and some good music. I usually do this after brushing my teeth, and I really, really dislike going back to brush my teeth again before going to bed (it totally kills the pleasant pre-sleep buzz). I'm not sure how much sugar is in Scotch, but is this practice likely to lead to cavities over the long term?
How worried should I be about my chipped tooth? [more inside]
How should I look after my beard, and, when it's under control, what can I train it to do? [more inside]
How can I get my husband to shower more than twice a month? [more inside]
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]
Cavities: I have one in both of my two front teeth, one of which is fairly significant. Both of them are on the outside edge of the respective teeth, and thus sandwiched between my front teeth and the teeth next to them. How will a dentist fix this? [more inside]
Parent Filter: What can I do about this parent/child role reversal that is poisoning my mind and my life and how can I let this parent know that even though I love them dearly I will not continue to let them manipulate me and dump all of their responsibilities on to my plate???
Parent Filter: What can I do about this parent/child role reversal that is poisoning my mind and my life and how can I let this parent know that even though I love them dearly I will not continue to let them manipulate me and dump all of their responsibilities on to my plate??? [more inside]
Are cats really as clean as everyone says? [more inside]
A dear friend of mine is morbidly obese. He has a variety of medical issues which are mostly being addressed. He has several related issues that are not - mostly hygiene related. Help me help him. (possible squick inside). [more inside]
My neck sweats like crazy when I wear button up shirts with neckties. Is there a way to help with this? [more inside]
HygieneFilter: must I always use soap when washing my hands? [more inside]
Complicated microbology/ecology conundrum: Just bought a little house on a river. The house has two big rocks that jut out into the water that are perfect to sit on...if it weren't for the poop on them (most in a thin, dried layer). Help me figure out a solution that maximizes sanitation and minimizes environmental impact... [more inside]
Hygiene Filter: Picking my face, fingernails, and more. [more inside]
My housemate's are terrible slobs, to the point where I'm about to snap. What can I do? [more inside]
What are some hair conditioners and body lotions that do not contain any alcohol? [more inside]
How did primitive man cope with things like body oil, pimples, and cold weather? [more inside]
Bad dog breath... what helps? [more inside]
As a guy, how do you smell really good without the use of cologne? Some people, I've noticed, have a great fresh smell to them, but I'm not sure how they get it. I try using scented soaps, but it doesn't give nearly as strong an effect. Is it lotion? Does skin type matter?
Cologne picking advice: it can't be as simple as "just pick what your like" or "bring a girl with you and buy what she likes"... can it?
Following some dental adventures, I seem to have some lingua villosa nigra, aka "black [hairy] tongue". Reportedly harmless, but is there anything (a) I should know or worry about, and (b) I can do to quash it on the double? [more inside]
We just bought a house with a separate, finished apartment. The apartment turns out to have a smell, and we can't figure out where it's coming from. The smell is bad: part must, part mildew, and part warmed catfood. So my questions are: 1. Does this smell sound familiar to anyone? (As in, "Oho, that's plainly mildew he's talking about; he should check the blah blah!") 2. Ways to pinpoint an ambient smell? I am going under the apartment this afternoon :( but if I i don't find any carcasses under there, I am out of moves.
Excessive body hair... what to do? (Probably NSFW) [more inside]
My significant other has, over the last few years, taken fewer and fewer showers. She now takes about one per week (yes I keep tabs). I don't notice any smells although her hair can get that needs-washing look. [more inside] [more inside]
Refilling contact lens solution bottles with contact lens solution? [more inside]
Help me not smell like smoke on my job interview! [more inside]
Why are my ears itchy all the time? :( [more inside]
Hygiene in the Middle Ages to 19th century [more inside]
Will anything bad really happen if I don't wear flip flops in the gym shower? [more inside]
Should I get a diaper pail? [more inside]
Why does my cube-mate's cat have hygiene issues? [more inside]
How do you deal with the messy side of sex? [more inside]
Who gets to share food and drinks with your child - from the same cup or spoon? [more inside]