I've got a problematic cat. She's a stray. I've had her for 8 years now, and we estimate she was about 4 months old when she decided to join me. There are 4 main problems: the persistent washing (till she bleeds); the crapping on the floor; the moving of socks and other small items around the house; and the general neediness. The vet is out of ideas. I have this naive hope that there will be a solution (ah, your cat has "Needywashingcrappersock syndrome, ms handee"). But I'm running out of patience (and cash). So it is time to Ask Metafilter. Anyone got any ideas? [more inside]
What can I do now, as a young woman, to ensure I have beautiful skin when I'm older? [more inside]
HouseholdChemicalsFilter: Due to a latex allergy, general hatred of inner-glove dampness, I prefer to clean the house without using gloves. Am I putting myself in any grave danger? [more inside]
What is wrong with the skin on my hand? [more inside]
At what level of Scovilles does capsaicin produce skin irritation? [more inside]
Nursing home horror, involving the skin of elderly people - (disturbing description inside) [more inside]
Best keyboard skin for Macbook Air? Best shell case (not for carrying)? [more inside]
What could have caused this weird mark on my friend's neck? It started out as a red patch, then turned into this... half-flower/sun-shaped thing! Picture. [more inside]
Why do diabetics intermittently get little swaths of redness at the outside corners of the eye? [more inside]
LadyFilter: Who is the best esthetician (facialist, no not that kind) in Los Angeles, CA? Detailed question within. [more inside]
well. i have searched and searched and there is alot out there , but i am looking for something specific. this question is about BLACKHEADS. [more inside]
Help me determine if lotion causes my newly-induced, chronic skin rash that doesn't fit description of other afflictions.
Can you get skin poisoning from a usually good lotion that's 'gone bad'? [more inside]
How much UV damage am I getting sitting in a classroom for 5 hours with a big window. [more inside]
Besides sunspots/liver spots, what could be the reason that my hands have developed little brown spots on them? [more inside]
For how long does fatty pig skin stay good in the fridge? [more inside]
Grody summer sandal feet, cracked heels, yada yada. I know what I need to do (pumice, shea butter, etc.), but in the summer I'm already burning up even before I try to put socks on at night! Is there anything else I can do? [more inside]
If you press or rub on my skin firm enough to make white marks the white marks go away like normal when the blood comes back, but they reappear a few seconds later like ghost markings. They then fade over the next minute or two. Is there a name for this? [more inside]
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...)
Can extreme obesity cause facial skin discoloration? [more inside]
How do I keep from picking at the skin around my fingernails? [more inside]
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?
How does one treat, eliminate, and prevent ingrown hairs and red bumps from from hair waxing, especially in the pubic region? [more inside]
How do Ladies get their hands looking good? [more inside]
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]
Does my dog have a hot spot? What should I do about it? [more inside]
Are these blemishes a result of cooties on the vinyl cover of my physical therapist's massage-type table? [more inside]
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?
My Accutane treatment isn't showing results. Should I take a higher dosage, stick it out or give up? [more inside]
StupidVanityFilter: What can I do to prevent jowls? [more inside]
I get pretty severe contact dermatitis on my hands. Is there anything other than Triamcinolone cream which might help? [more inside]
VanityFilter: What color(s?) should I paint my two-part bathroom? [more inside]
I just started using Tazorac, and of course now my skin hates me (temporarily, I hope). Any recommendations for moisturizers? [more inside]
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. Thanks.
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]
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]
Are there any good skin care products for people with very dry skin and breakouts? [more inside]
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]
Never-ending, super itchy, flaky butt rash. What kind of doctor do I see? [more inside]
I'd like your real-life testimonials for wrinkle treatments that actually work. Bonus points if your skin is brownish. [more inside]
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.
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]
Theory: Cancerous skin cells from your lips, when aspirated, can give you lung cancer. [more inside]
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]
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?
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]
what is this thing on my back? [more inside]
Help me. I think I'm allergic to my girlfriend.... [more inside]
Gumshoe dermatologists: What is going on with my hand and what can I do to fix it? [more inside]