Poison Ivy -- Ok, I'm on round 2 of dosepack, steriod creams, and combining N1 and N2 allergy inhibitors -- I'm doing the best modern medicine has to offer, and based on the raised ugly red whelps it appears to no avail. I'm covered from head to toe and unfortunately points in between. Now -- how about some some Hivemind brilliance on other methods to get this more under control. I'm game for about anything at this stage. And yeah, I know I shouldn't -- but I did -- so please, help me! (Thanks...)
posted by peace_love_hope
on May 24, 2008 -
Skin filter: I've got a bad uneven sun tan that hasn't faded enough from last year. How do I get rid of it? I'm going to start hitting the tanning beds soon (it is still very cold where I live) and wonder if there are any ways to accelerate the process. How long will this take?
Related question: I have a new-ish tattoo should I be okay just putting sun block on it or should I cover it with a towel so it won't burn?
posted by cuando
on Apr 14, 2008 -
How does one treat, eliminate, and prevent ingrown hairs and red bumps from from hair waxing, especially in the pubic region? [more inside]
posted by oldlies
on Apr 13, 2008 -
I had a sleep study done, and my face has broken out horribly where the electrodes had been glued on. I have never had any sort of reaction on my skin quite like this, so ... what do I do? [more inside]
posted by tastybrains
on Mar 31, 2008 -
Are these blemishes a result of cooties on the vinyl cover of my physical therapist's massage-type table? [more inside]
posted by missuswayne
on Mar 19, 2008 -
Where online is a good place to buy a decal skin for my laptop? (HP DV5000). I want something to make my laptop look cool. I've checked out Decalgirl.com
and liked their designs. Are there other places I should be looking?
posted by remcobron
on Mar 17, 2008 -
My Accutane treatment isn't showing results. Should I take a higher dosage, stick it out or give up? [more inside]
posted by xanthippe
on Mar 17, 2008 -
I get pretty severe contact dermatitis on my hands. Is there anything other than Triamcinolone cream which might help? [more inside]
posted by newfers
on Mar 14, 2008 -
I just started using Tazorac, and of course now my skin hates me (temporarily, I hope). Any recommendations for moisturizers? [more inside]
posted by kidsleepy
on Feb 20, 2008 -
I recently saw an article by some docs on Oprah that give recommendations about taking care of your skin at certain ages.
It says that in your forties and fifties most people need Renova or retinol.
I have mild rosacea and dry fair skin and am 48.
Do you think I should see a dermatologist to get a prescription or just use an over the counter product with retinol.
I do not want to waste my money on an over the counter product if my 48 year old skin would benefit by the prescription.
I have lines and dullish dry skin with a few age spots.
posted by seekingsimplicity
on Feb 14, 2008 -
I'm trying to find a good, regularly updated source of dermatology info that doesn't focus on advertising, celebrities, human oddities, or simple skin care advice. [more inside]
posted by StrikeTheViol
on Feb 11, 2008 -
I have a few acne scars, a few broken capillaries...nothing awful, but. I also have a few bucks, and I'd like to get great skin. How do I go about finding somebody to wield a laser (or what?) on me? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Feb 5, 2008 -
HELP!!! My boyfriend and I are bumpy and ithcy everywhere!!! Nothing helps and it's a terrible nuisance. What could this be and any suggestions for remedy? [more inside]
posted by NotInTheBox
on Jan 25, 2008 -
I'd like your real-life testimonials for wrinkle treatments that actually work. Bonus points if your skin is brownish. [more inside]
posted by pseudostrabismus
on Jan 22, 2008 -
I seem to have a perpetual set of quite small, flesh-colored or slightly red, acne-like bumps on my forehead. These are not too obvious (though they show when I tilt my forehead in the light as imperfections in the skin), and don't look grotesque or anything. They are not pus-filled nor do they hurt when touched. How do I make them go away? Daily face-washing doesn't do much, and the one time I had a facial didn't really help either.
posted by Malad
on Jan 16, 2008 -
Puppy has developed bald patches on head and face. Antibiotics prescribed by vet a month ago haven't helped. Should the puppy's owner have a very expensive biopsy done, or just leave it alone and hope it goes away? [more inside]
posted by Ruby Doomsday
on Jan 16, 2008 -
SkinFilter: What skin care regimen would help my oily, zit-prone face? Are there EFFECTIVE lighteners that aren't hydroquinone to get rid of old brown marks? [more inside]
posted by droplet
on Jan 11, 2008 -
I've been looking for a way to help my girlfriend cover, or at least reduce the visibility of, a scar on her stomach. She is quite self-conscious about it, especially when we make love.
I've searched up and read many discussions of similar topics
here on AskMeFi, but most of the suggestions seem to assume that the scar is recent. My girlfriend's scar dates from 2002. We know that surgery will eventually be necessary, but for various reasons it isn't practical at this time. What techniques have MeFites found successful when trying to cover or eradicate older scars?
posted by zainsubani
on Jan 8, 2008 -
My skin is terrible. It's not just the acne, though I do have that. It is mottled and dull. I have deep shadows under my eyes. Wrinkles are spreading under my eyes and from the corners of my nose to my mouth. I don't (and never have) smoked, nor lived around smokers. I drink at least 2 liters of water a day. I'm a female in my early 20s, and I've got the skin of a nicotine and alcohol addict in their forties. What am I doing wrong? More treatment details inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Dec 28, 2007 -
Gumshoe dermatologists: What is going on with my hand and what can I do to fix it? [more inside]
posted by mwachs
on Dec 5, 2007 -
OK, Sunday morning stream of consciousness ended up with me wondering about skin or more specifically, loose skin. [more inside]
posted by merocet
on Oct 28, 2007 -
I have a skin irritation on the top of my foot/ankle and I can't stop scratching it. [more inside]
posted by Hat Maui
on Oct 16, 2007 -
Any good methods of preventing boils and good care techniques for when they come? [more inside]
posted by missed
on Oct 11, 2007 -
I just installed a new skin on my djembe, and it doesn't sound very good; I need some troubleshooting and advice on what to do next. [more inside]
posted by ook
on Sep 27, 2007 -
Are there are good Iphone insurance policies or discreet cases that would protect from drops? [more inside]
posted by austinlee
on Sep 10, 2007 -