We all love to walk on the beach, right? Well yes and so did this unfortunate couple. When they got home and saw their feet, they screamed for help. And, what’s even worse is the doctors refused to help them after they realized what caused it. Per reports, when the couple, Katie and Eddie, went for a walk on the beach, they never imagined a trip would leave them in agony. They had no idea how walking barefoot on the beach put them at risk. But, when they returned home, they found out first-hand just how bad the beaches can be.
Following their vacation, the couple returned home where their nightmare first began to unfold. The unfortunate woman shared her story on Facebook: “My boyfriend and I recently got back from Punta Cana to discover that we both have larva migrans, in other terms worms in our feet,” she wrote. ” If your feet become incredibly itchy please get it checked out right away since we simply thought it was just bug bites and it became worse as each day passed.”
Although Eddie and Katie initially attributed the annoying sensation to bug bites, the irritation got much worse. After a few days, it eventually erupting into a much more severe condition. The couple soon noticed major swelling, bumps, and blisters on their feet, according to reports. This was still just the beginning of their nightmare, however. The couple went to the hospital and ended up seeing three different doctors before they were correctly diagnosed and prescribed a course of treatment. The doctor who finally diagnosed the couple had recently seen a similar case with another international traveler. Still, their problems were far from over, according to The Post.
“I have dozens of worms in my feet, and so does Katie. It’s kind of sickening to think about,” Eddie said. “It’s pretty gross. It’s something living in your body that’s not supposed to be there.” Making matters worse, even once properly diagnosed, getting treatment wouldn’t be easy. “To top it all off, Health Canada denied our request to receive the medicine (ivermectin) we needed to treat our infection and (we) were forced to get medicine from the states,” Katie explained. Eddie’s mom reportedly drove to America to get the medication the couple needed, causing Katie to sarcastically add, “Thank you Canada for your lovely healthcare you provide for us!”