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YANMD but please help me identify this mark on my skin (Pics included)

I woke up with two marks on the inside on my arm three days ago, which I originally thought was a bruise. The marks haven't faded or changed colours, and now I am wondering if it's some kind of burn? They aren't raised at all. I don't remember hurting my arm (it doesn't hurt when I touch them) and I haven't changed my soap or anything. I do have eczema but my rash doesn't look anything like this. Here are a couple of photos - one, two. They are slightly browner than they appear.
posted by tegna56 on Jan 4, 2014 - 13 answers

 

It rubs the lotion on its skin...

I'm looking to find / make / adapt a costume for a fine art photoshoot that I'm currently planning. The character in the picture is one from myth, who is said to have a skirt made from flayed human skin. Short of sending Ramsay Snow's a raven or becoming Buffalo Bill, how can I put together a costume that will look as creepy-beautiful as I need? [more inside]
posted by gmb on Nov 12, 2013 - 10 answers

stupid sensitive skin

So I've looked at some previous questions, and since they're not quite what I'm looking for, I'm hoping the hive mind can help me out. I've always had somewhat sensitive skin, particularly on my shoulders and back. When it's hot out, I tend to get irritated hair follicles and something akin to cystic acne (big welts), particularly in areas where I sweat. Changing t-shirts extra often helps a bit, but only so much. Now that I'm training for a marathon, it's so much worse. Weird random (possible rub spots?) on my legs, sides, and the regular trouble spots are just a mess. Any help is sorely appreciated!
posted by canine epigram on Sep 25, 2013 - 12 answers

Can you help me find a moisturizing body wash that actually moisturizes?

Looking for a body wash that accomplishes the same as a salt/oil scrub but without the exfoliating. Snowflakes inside. [more inside]
posted by hungrybruno on Jul 26, 2013 - 20 answers

Help me get my glow on in 21 days

My boyfriend has been away for four months, and will be returning in just over three weeks, i.e. a little earlier than planned. I haven't been completely slothful while he was away but I have fallen into some bad habits: late nights watching TV, drinking too much coffee, getting stressed about work, half-assing my workouts, moping around missing him. My skin is sallow, my midsection dough-y, and I feel like my light has dimmed a little. I really want to be at my best to welcome him home. So, what can I do/eat/get done to me to get my glow back over the next 21 days? Do you have a secret eating plan that gets quick results? A magical yoga routine? A miracle cream? [more inside]
posted by rpfields on Jul 7, 2013 - 21 answers

How do we treat this wound on our cat's ear?

Yesterday we noticed this hairless patch on The Grey Lady Jane Grey's ear. What could it be, and how do we treat it? [more inside]
posted by aparrish on Apr 13, 2013 - 11 answers

My skin has decided to start hating me

I recently turned 40 and my skin, which has previously been happy under my tender loving care, has decided to rebel. I've always had dry skin but this winter is the first I've experienced flaky patches on my face. My usual moisturizer does nothing. HELP! [more inside]
posted by jezemars on Feb 20, 2013 - 34 answers

Can I do anything with pig skin after slow-cooking it?

I made some delicious slow-cooker pulled pork using this chow.com recipe. I cooked the pork shoulder with the skin on, believing it to add flavour. After cooking, it came right off, along with a thick layer of fat. I've looked up pork scratching recipes, but none of them take into account that I cooked it for 8 hours beforehand. I'd like to do something useful with it, but I'm not sure what. Is it destined for my tummy or the bin?
posted by Magnakai on Jan 20, 2013 - 9 answers

By the time I'm 40, I will be see-through!

Is-This-Normal filter : I am a few short months away from turning 30, and have noticed while looking in the mirror and at body parts I can see without one, that over my whole body my veins/arteries are a lot more visible than they were before. Is this a normal part of aging? Can it be stopped, or mitigated somehow? Deets inside. [more inside]
posted by Fig on Sep 20, 2012 - 7 answers

Can this Pork Knuckle be Saved?

I purchased a rotisserie roasted pork knuckle at the Farmer's Market yesterday. I unfortunately neglected to pay attention to the prep instructions on the scribbled note at the stand. When I got home, I got out the slow cooker and started throwing stuff in...the meat and knuckle bone, a ham hock that I had stored in the freezer, a bunch of shredded carrots, cabbage, a cut up onion, 2 cut up apples, some seasoning, and a beer poured over the whole thing. I left it slow cooking for about 8 hours, then on warm overnight. When I got up this morning, the slow cooker was off and it was room temperature. Two questions: 1. is it safe to eat? 2. It doesn't really seem edible in it's current state. There's not a lot of liquid but what there is is mostly fat. It smells good but looks like a mushy mess. Is it salvageable for any purpose? Can I do something else to it to make it a broth base? Bonus question: I pulled the crispy skin off and stuck it in the refrigerator separately. Suggestions on what to do with that?
posted by ms_rasclark on Sep 16, 2012 - 9 answers

Will it hurt?

Having a potentially cancerous skin growth removed by a plastic surgeon. What should I expect? [more inside]
posted by swift on Jul 27, 2012 - 16 answers

What's this red line on my thumb?

What's this red line on my thumb? (Picture inside, not gross) [more inside]
posted by overeducated_alligator on Jul 5, 2012 - 13 answers

High mole-arity

How do people with lots of moles monitor them for signs of cancer? [more inside]
posted by Sternmeyer on Mar 29, 2012 - 27 answers

I've been negligent about my skin for the last 10 years.

What should I be doing for facial skincare as I approach age 30 (gulp)? I have been really lax about taking care of my skin properly since I left my acne-ridden high school years behind and now I am growing concerned that if I don't change up my regimen I am going to look like a haggard old lady well before my time. Help! [more inside]
posted by thereemix on Mar 6, 2012 - 51 answers

Help me bring back my sparkle!

When have you been told ... "hey, are you doing something different? You look great!" [more inside]
posted by athena2255 on Mar 2, 2012 - 39 answers

What the heck is this mark on my nose?

What the heck is this red (almost certainly inconsequential) mark on my nose? [more inside]
posted by his median eminence on Feb 1, 2012 - 9 answers

exfoliation 101: the face

Why do I suck at washing my face? Help me learn how to properly exfoliate so I can have that beautiful skin I've always wanted. [more inside]
posted by These Birds of a Feather on Dec 9, 2011 - 43 answers

Era Acne Vulgaris

How do I handle hormonal acne as an adult, after going off birth control? [more inside]
posted by rachaelfaith on Oct 14, 2011 - 23 answers

YANMD skin condition help

YANMD, but can you identify this skin...condition? (Pictures included) [more inside]
posted by tegna56 on Sep 26, 2011 - 15 answers

zebra stripes are not fitting for a human.

What did I do to my poor face? [more inside]
posted by These Birds of a Feather on Aug 30, 2011 - 22 answers

Stupid iron burn!

A tiny burn on my arm is KILLING ME OH MY GOD. How to stop it hurting now and keep it from scarring later? [more inside]
posted by silverstatue on Jul 19, 2011 - 32 answers

Why does my facial skin feel like waxy leather?

The skin on my face spontaneously started feeling tough and waxy to the touch. What could have caused this? [more inside]
posted by rachaelfaith on Jan 8, 2011 - 9 answers

Should I steam or let this duck rest first?

Should I steam or let this duck rest first? For game birds, I've usually pricked the skin, quick-poached it, then let it sit uncovered overnight to crisp up the skin before I roast it. However, I've been using a new recipe for duck that calls for steaming it before you roast it (a wonderful recipe, btw). So the question is: should I let it sit overnight in the fridge before I steam it or after I steam it?
posted by digitalprimate on Nov 24, 2010 - 2 answers

You scratch my back... but only right there, please

Help me figure out if I am alone in having 'hot spots' on my back, neck and feet where I prefer to be scratched. [more inside]
posted by Encipher on Nov 24, 2010 - 17 answers

What remains

What is something an adult woman might wear next to her skin that would leave a multicolored residue/mark/stain on her skin? [more inside]
posted by Ideal Impulse on Oct 31, 2010 - 45 answers

Kid-tough iPod Touch case: He's not a Woogie, not yet an Otterbox.

I think I'm going to get my son an iPod Touch for his tenth birthday, but we're accident-prone people, and I know he'll also need a rugged case to take his tiny abuse. Can anyone recommend something? [more inside]
posted by littlegreenlights on Sep 24, 2010 - 14 answers

Nothing worse than having an itch you can't scratch

How do astronauts and other trained professionals deal with itches while in pressurized suits for long durations of time? Does NASA make astronauts undergo "tickle conditioning" to reduce the stress caused by having an itch one can't scratch, or, likewise, the military with fighter pilots? Do the subjects just get used to the feeling, so that the itch deadens? Are antihistamines or similar drugs administered pre-flight? Has weightlessness been found to affect these and related parts of the nervous system that manage sensations of pain, discomfort, heat, cold, etc.?
posted by Blazecock Pileon on Sep 10, 2010 - 15 answers

Help me decide

What have your experiences been with the combination birth control pill (or the progestin-only pill) while breastfeeding? Did it affect your milk supply? [more inside]
posted by trillian on Jul 20, 2010 - 9 answers

Does hyperpigmentation+sun = no hope?

After spending a lot of time in the sun, my hyperpigmentation from acne scars has gotten very bad. Do I need to go to a dermatologist, or is there still hope for it to fade on its own? [more inside]
posted by tomtheblackbear on Jul 18, 2010 - 6 answers

I want to hide my hands.

YANMDermatologist: What's up with these mini-blisters, it's annoying and making me self-conscious. Wall of late night text-babble inside. [more inside]
posted by Heretical on Jul 1, 2010 - 19 answers

Human skin ecosystem

How well is the ecosystem that lives on human skin understood? [more inside]
posted by devnull on Jun 12, 2010 - 4 answers

The Rash, it actually doesn't burn!

Crohn's disease, rash. WTF is it? You are not my dermatologist [more inside]
posted by plinth on Jun 1, 2010 - 10 answers

Help me value what Waitrose shares out to me

What's the deal with skin-on UK fish fillets versus skin-off Everywhere Else fish fillets? [more inside]
posted by Namlit on May 27, 2010 - 7 answers

YANMDerm

You are not my dermatologist, but what are these and how do I treat them? As SFW as any close-up shots of skin can be. [more inside]
posted by l33tpolicywonk on May 2, 2010 - 14 answers

I want to feel pretty but not itchy

Longtime eczema sufferer looking for bath and body product recommendations, especially shampoos and facial moisturizers. [more inside]
posted by rachaelfaith on Apr 13, 2010 - 21 answers

vanquishing the zit beast

A monster zit lurks beneath my skin – large enough that I can feel it when I wrinkle my nose. Is there any way to slay this beast before it shows its ugly head? [more inside]
posted by dirk gently on Apr 2, 2010 - 31 answers

The acrylic...it burns!

I'm trying to teach myself to knit/crochet and have found that one of the major barriers to learning is the yarn - acrylic yarn to be exact. It irritates my skin. [more inside]
posted by echolalia67 on Nov 18, 2009 - 41 answers

Make me deathly pale!

DeathFilter: How can I make my arms, chest, and neck look paler without getting white stuff everywhere? [more inside]
posted by Captain Cardanthian! on Oct 27, 2009 - 10 answers

Psoriasis advice

I have psoriasis and wonder what treatments work if you or someone you know also has it and what your experience has been. [more inside]
posted by longsleeves on Jun 17, 2009 - 23 answers

TV-movie where a healer slides a lump under a woman's skin

[TVMoviesFilter] Trying to remember an old, cheap-looking movie from a single rememberance: in a room full of rich people, a magician/healer slides a woman's neck tumor/lump through to her finger, at which point he cuts it off with a knife. [more inside]
posted by XiBe on May 14, 2009 - 5 answers

Bald male skin care

Bald male looking for scalp/face care. Not vain, but my scalp is looking mottled, uneven. I'm told that men's skin is different from womens. What can I use to protect/and look better on top, and on my face/eyes?
posted by ebesan on Apr 15, 2009 - 4 answers

Go away Leatherface

Working all winter as a bike courier seems to have taken a toll on my skin. What can I do to mitigate the damage and lessen the effects of future harm? [more inside]
posted by pcameron on Mar 29, 2009 - 11 answers

Skindle

I bought a Kindle 2. Amazon lists a paltry selection of covers and skins. I want a good one. [more inside]
posted by dbgrady on Feb 16, 2009 - 6 answers

Make my legs stop itching Oh God please

Why are my legs--especially calves--itching all the time? I know it's winter, so things are dry, but I moisturize religiously and it happens during the summer too. I've tried Bag Balm, Eucerin, body butters, shea butter, aloe, hydrocortisone, exfoliating, not exfoliating, Cetaphil, jojoba oil, cold showers, not using soap on them, not shaving, and not using stuff with cetyl alcohol in it. This has been going on for years now, getting steadily worse each year, and a dermatologist a while ago just told me to put on lotion. What next? [more inside]
posted by schroedinger on Jan 18, 2009 - 32 answers

How do I get rid of this blackhead on my back?

I have an old, large blackhead on my back that resists my attempts to remove it by squeezing (due to its position). I asked my dermatologist to remove it and he said "have your wife squeeze it out." He gave me no clue as to why he wouldn't do it. I was not about to ask my wife to do this yucky thing. OK, so who do you go to to get this done?
posted by Rad_Boy on Jan 7, 2009 - 31 answers

Better Skin

Large pores on my face are getting me down. [more inside]
posted by Fairchild on Jan 7, 2009 - 18 answers

Skin specialist in Melbourne AU?

Can anyone personally recommend a skin specialist in Melbourne, Australia? [more inside]
posted by Coaticass on Dec 22, 2008 - 4 answers

Make them go away!!!

What the hell are these little bumps all over my legs? [more inside]
posted by damnjezebel on Nov 19, 2008 - 8 answers

The heartbreak of... what?!

Over the past week, my skin has developed a number of flaky red spots. What could they possibly be? [more inside]
posted by arianell on Nov 11, 2008 - 15 answers

The Eyes Have It.

Why do diabetics intermittently get little swaths of redness at the outside corners of the eye? [more inside]
posted by BrotherCaine on Aug 11, 2008 - 10 answers

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