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southjerseymom
05-10-2007, 08:22 AM
Just got back yesterday from a week in WDW. We stayed at POR. Loved the resort - loved the theming! But....the kids started complaining of itchy feet the first couple of nights but I really didn't do anything. (Great mom huh!) But later in the week both my husband and I had itchy feet. I called housekeeping and asked that all of our bedding be changed. In addition, I went to the front desk to make sure they were aware of the problem. We got home yesterday and my feet still itch....no bumps....just itching like mad. Can anyone tell me what the heck we could have gotten. Doesn't Disney change bedding between guests???? Yech I am freaking out!

DNSDisney
05-10-2007, 08:31 AM
Since you just mentioned your feet maybe it is athlete's foot from the bath/shower? Just a thought. Try a anti fungle cream on it for athletes foot see if it works to stop the itch.:goodvibes

Tom Kurowski
05-10-2007, 08:51 AM
My wife and I had that happen once and it was actually the stuff the use to deodorize the carpets; we were having allergic reactions. Finding out was a blessing though. I went to my dermatologist and he said it was an allergic reaction but in the meantime he found cancer; caught it just in time! (Knock on wood)
tom

taximomfor4
05-10-2007, 09:18 AM
my son had that last august -- we stayed at Pop Century. Then, my sister and I both had it happen on our March trip.

It itched for a good week or 2 after I got home, but did go away on its own.

I asked in First Aid in the park about it (while I was there for another reason). The nurse there said she sees it sometimes. On the backs of the legs, she said, it's from reflections off pavement. On the tops of feet, she said it's mosquito bites or something. It was NOT mosquito bites, and I never saw a bug. It seemed there was too much of it for bug bites, on too many of us, and on different trips -- so I think it's a reaction to something somewhere.

Next trip, we are going to wear socks in the hotel room, see if that prevents it. Could be something in the carpet deodorizer or something. If your itching doesn't start to improve, see your dr.

Beth

cara loves the poly
05-10-2007, 09:21 AM
It does sound to me like some type of allergic reaction! Not fun! Do you have sensitive skin?

tmcelmurry
05-10-2007, 09:30 AM
My wife and I had that happen once and it was actually the stuff the use to deodorize the carpets; we were having allergic reactions. Finding out was a blessing though. I went to my dermatologist and he said it was an allergic reaction but in the meantime he found cancer; caught it just in time! (Knock on wood)
tom

Thanks for the knowledge, I have had problems with some of the carpet deodorizers before, so I will be wearings socks all the time in the room.

hogue123
05-10-2007, 09:52 AM
People actually walk barefoot on the carpet in the hotel room???? YUCK! :eek: I guess I have a hotel room phobia. I've watched too many TV shows showing the yucky things in the rooms after they are supposed to be cleaned by housekeeping. I ALWAYS have my feet protected by slippers or flip flops. I won't even walk on the floor in my socks. I take Lysol wipes and everything gets wiped down as soon as we get there, especially the remote control. One show swabbed the remote and found traces of poo on it. I don't want my kids touching that. Am I crazy or do others do the same thing???:confused3

maelstrom
05-10-2007, 10:08 AM
Don't go barefoot in hotel rooms!

Buzz2001
05-10-2007, 10:21 AM
I take Lysol wipes and everything gets wiped down as soon as we get there, especially the remote control. One show swabbed the remote and found traces of poo on it. I don't want my kids touching that. Am I crazy or do others do the same thing???:confused3Me too! I bring Lysol everywhere we stay and spray everything.

DAniece
05-10-2007, 10:24 AM
Just got back yesterday from a week in WDW. We stayed at POR. Loved the resort - loved the theming! But....the kids started complaining of itchy feet the first couple of nights but I really didn't do anything. (Great mom huh!) But later in the week both my husband and I had itchy feet. I called housekeeping and asked that all of our bedding be changed. In addition, I went to the front desk to make sure they were aware of the problem. We got home yesterday and my feet still itch....no bumps....just itching like mad. Can anyone tell me what the heck we could have gotten. Doesn't Disney change bedding between guests???? Yech I am freaking out!

There's a rash (can't remember the name, something like "duffers rash" referencing golf) that some folks get while at Disney World. It's a form of vasculitis .. itchy & annoying but not serious (not bug bites, not fungus).

EG

taximomfor4
05-10-2007, 12:02 PM
People actually walk barefoot on the carpet in the hotel room???? YUCK! :eek: I guess I have a hotel room phobia. I've watched too many TV shows showing the yucky things in the rooms after they are supposed to be cleaned by housekeeping. I ALWAYS have my feet protected by slippers or flip flops. I won't even walk on the floor in my socks. I take Lysol wipes and everything gets wiped down as soon as we get there, especially the remote control. One show swabbed the remote and found traces of poo on it. I don't want my kids touching that. Am I crazy or do others do the same thing???:confused3

Well, no, we don't actually walk around hotel rooms barefoot -- we keep our sandals on in the room. And the itchy rashy thing happened on the TOPS of our feet, in the areas not covered by sandal straps. That is why we are going to switch to socks in the hotel room.

Beth

Colleen27
05-10-2007, 12:09 PM
Could it be a reaction to the cleaning products used on the floor? I've never had that happen on vacation, but I can't use certain brands of powered carpet deodorizers or flea control products in my home because the kids react to them.

taximomfor4
05-10-2007, 12:17 PM
Could it be a reaction to the cleaning products used on the floor? I've never had that happen on vacation, but I can't use certain brands of powered carpet deodorizers or flea control products in my home because the kids react to them.


I was thinking the same thing -- and also something to treat grassy areas, to control insects or whatever.

Beth

MickeyNicki
05-10-2007, 02:01 PM
I stayed at the Dolphin last month and had the same thing...it was an allergic reaction to the pollen and stuff in the air from Epcot....we did Epcot the last 2 days of our stay and this is when it happened...during the Flower/Garden Festival

Put Benedril cream on it and took 2 Benedril tablets and I was ok in a few days

10_Kyle_10
05-10-2007, 02:18 PM
The nurse that said it was probally bug bites was more than likely refering to "chigga bugs" (not the tech term)...they are very small and most of the time you cant even see them. These bite like mosquito's but itch WAY more than one. Just thought id throw this information out there!

argue
05-10-2007, 02:25 PM
maybe it was the cleaning products used on the sheets. or the comforter- do they spray a "Febreeze" like thing on the comforter so it sells fresh?

zumbergc
05-10-2007, 02:39 PM
The chiggers, or noceums (sp?), like someone else mentioned.

I had small bites on my feet, and legs when staying at AKL.
At first you might think they are mosquito bites. But they itch way more than mosquito bites.
I ended up going to urgent care because I got like 4 bites on my little piggy toe, and it was really swelled up. Got stuck on cortizone pills.

If your still itching and its been several days, and everyone is itching.

Did you try the benadryl pills, or the benadryl creams.
They may help with the itching. If your not wanting to take the benadryl pills during the daytime due to sleepiness, try them at bedtime so you won't be tired all day.
Otherwise send one of you to the doc and see what they say.. and treat the whole family.

I always bring the travel alcohol swabs that are in little packets, and the benadryl cream. I am a target for all the bugs.
While at epcot I've gotten biten by unknown bugs, and swelled up later too.

condorthb
05-10-2007, 02:44 PM
"bed bugs" actually do exist. over the last few years it has gotten worse in hotels. This includes upscales hotels as well as moderate or cheapo.

Lynne M
05-10-2007, 04:10 PM
I'll bet you didn't put sunscreen on the tops of your feet, between the sandal straps. :)

I had the same problem. Violently itchy rash, on my shins and forearms. Worse at night, so bad that I couldn't sleep. Thought it was the laundry detergent used on the sheets. Benadryl made it better. Went away a couple of days after I got home.

This happened on a couple of my WDW trips, until I ran into someone who had the same rash, and their doctor told them it was solar dermatits:

http://www.netdoctor.co.uk/diseases/facts/sunrash.htm

Apparently the sun is so much stronger in FL, that for those of us who aren't used to it, it can cause a dermatitis.

I've since started using sunscreen every day when I'm in FL, and have never had the problem again.

kaysmommie
05-10-2007, 04:13 PM
Wear flip flops or slippers in hotel rooms. I know someone that come home from a luxury hotel with warts on her feet and had to have them removed :scared1:

Luv2Roam
05-10-2007, 04:18 PM
DH has issues with No See Um's too. I have found for this reason I like to wear full length pants and something like Crocs. I don't have problems with them.
DH does and wears shorts and Tevas a lot. They have even attacked him while he was standing on blacktop. I don't know what surfaces they prefer.
The itching drives him crazy and there doesn't seem to be much to do for it. Although he uses anti itch creme, it doesn't get rid of the irritation. It seems to have to go away on it's own.
Last weekend we were on a bus trip and the bus windshield was getting splattered like crazy -- looked like rain. The driver said they were no see ums. :confused3
Fleas LOVE my legs. And apparently no see ums love my DH's legs. :laughing:

Sammie
05-10-2007, 04:21 PM
People actually walk barefoot on the carpet in the hotel room???? YUCK! :eek: I guess I have a hotel room phobia. I've watched too many TV shows showing the yucky things in the rooms after they are supposed to be cleaned by housekeeping. I ALWAYS have my feet protected by slippers or flip flops. I won't even walk on the floor in my socks. I take Lysol wipes and everything gets wiped down as soon as we get there, especially the remote control. One show swabbed the remote and found traces of poo on it. I don't want my kids touching that. Am I crazy or do others do the same thing???:confused3

Not me, my feet never touch a hotel floor, they are dirtier than any toliet seat and as posted above, a good way to get seed warts.

Debby
05-10-2007, 04:53 PM
People actually walk barefoot on the carpet in the hotel room???? YUCK! :eek: I guess I have a hotel room phobia. I've watched too many TV shows showing the yucky things in the rooms after they are supposed to be cleaned by housekeeping. I ALWAYS have my feet protected by slippers or flip flops. I won't even walk on the floor in my socks. I take Lysol wipes and everything gets wiped down as soon as we get there, especially the remote control. One show swabbed the remote and found traces of poo on it. I don't want my kids touching that. Am I crazy or do others do the same thing???:confused3

Absolutely! You must wipe everything down in a hotel room with Clorox or Lysol wipes. You can get athletes foot from the bathroom if it's not cleaned properly. You're not crazy!!:dance3: :cheer2: :laughing:

newholidayx2
05-10-2007, 05:36 PM
this happened to me too! it was at the beginning of my vacation just a few weeks ago
I stayed at Pop 2 nights before switching to BCV 5 nights. Noticed the rash on the bottom half of my legs once I got to BCV. Thought it may have been the sun - used sunscreen for a few days and it went away.

bytheblood
05-10-2007, 08:24 PM
People actually walk barefoot on the carpet in the hotel room???? YUCK! :eek: I guess I have a hotel room phobia. I've watched too many TV shows showing the yucky things in the rooms after they are supposed to be cleaned by housekeeping. I ALWAYS have my feet protected by slippers or flip flops. I won't even walk on the floor in my socks. I take Lysol wipes and everything gets wiped down as soon as we get there, especially the remote control. One show swabbed the remote and found traces of poo on it. I don't want my kids touching that. Am I crazy or do others do the same thing???:confused3


I always take house slippers and refuse to walk on the floors, other than shower floor. I also clean a bit when we first arrive. I am a bit of a germaphobe, but I just don't want to get sick on vacation.

indigoxtreme
05-10-2007, 08:30 PM
The above posters are correct about the sun. It reflects off the pavement and onto your feet legs etc and will cause a rash. Benedryl will help, but sunscreen is very important for all areas especially the legs and feet that are not covered from the sun:thumbsup2

gigi1313
05-10-2007, 09:11 PM
for the itchy owies we like to use the benadryl spray... it works great (and doesn't cause sleepiness! LOL!)

also, someone once told me that the rash around the ankle area is due to some plant that is often planted alongside walkways and lots of people are very sensitive to it (but it's not poison ivy)... we've had a problem once or twice...

robynv
05-10-2007, 09:29 PM
Our last trip, my daughter had this all over her. It ended up being allergy to the detergent on the linens. We had housekeeping use baking soda only and it went away. It was scary her throat started closeing up and we had to call 911.