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  • On Aug 18, 2011
    Vicki from KY Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    How concerned should I be about Sea Lice at Pelican Plunge in April? What precations do you recommend against getting stung and what do we do if it happens?

    Hi, Vicki!

    As a Castaway Cay veteran, I've been there several times and have never encountered sea fleas or sea lice. Of course, it is an island, and the water where guests swim is part of the ocean. Therefore, I'm not surprised if other guests have "encountered" sea creatures such as the microscopic larvae of jellyfish (sometimes referred to as "sea lice.") Of course, as with islands in the Caribbean, the wind and the surf can change things dramatically in a short amount of time. Therefore, what some may  experience on one day could be totally washed away with the tide for the next group of guests.

    You can probably purchase a prevention or treatment online if you do a little research. In addition, you may want to consult with your doctor for advice. Yet, don't worry about it too much. As with any outdoor endeavor, you're going to experience some unpleasant elements, and as moms, we just have to do our best to keep our family safe and happy. When we're at the beach, I encourage my kids to take freshwater showers often -- especially after being in the salt water. It always helps to wash off irritants like the salt, sand and other things we can't see.

    I hope that helps, and let me know if I can be of further assistance to you. Have a wonderful day and a magical vacation.

    Bon voyage,

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