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#1 123glldd

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 09:37 PM

Curious how you all handle staying in hotels. We're thinking of the fact that we dunno what kind of laundry detergents and cleaners the hotels are using...how does anyone feel safe from cross contamination in a hotel?
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Posted 13 February 2013 - 02:06 AM

I'm afraid when it comes to hotels, I'm more worried about how hard the beds are and how unyielding the pillows and how many of them, than I am about the detergents and the cleaners. I am happy if I can just lie in the bed :unsure:
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Posted 13 February 2013 - 05:02 AM

I've never had a problem in a hotel -- I love to travel -- except I do bring a ziplock bag for the remote -- hubby thinks it silly -- yet ewwww -- can't get past one of those blue light images I saw on a news program years ago.
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Posted 13 February 2013 - 05:42 AM

I would only be concerned about any area I was preparing food. Then kitchen towels for wiping and my own nifty folding chopping board are my friends :)

Have a good trip, wherever you decide to go.
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Posted 13 February 2013 - 04:49 PM

No problems whatsoever for me in hotels. You will not be glutened by sheets and towels and cleaning agents.

Like Shroom, I have a hard time sleeping through the night on an uncomfortable bed but lately, I've had great luck. I can't wait to go to Florida in 14 days, 11 hours and 5 minutes....but who's counting. :D
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Posted 13 February 2013 - 04:55 PM

I'd be more worried about bedbugs. There is an epidemic of them in this country. If you google "bedbug motel", there are a couple of websites that will tell you which motels have had bedbugs reported in them.
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Posted 13 February 2013 - 09:03 PM

Bedbugs!!! Hahahaha :lol: That was my introduction by fire to the United States (or one of them) on the cross-country journey from New Joisey to California. Salt Lake City, 1:00 a.m., looking for a motel. Somehow missed motel row. Ended up at a fleabag (or so we thought). Ended up being chewed out of bed :wacko: by 3:00 a.m by bedbugs. And those bedbugs hadn't had fresh blood in a while!!! Hit the road again..... :rolleyes:
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Posted 14 February 2013 - 04:57 AM

I guess I think, and hope the hotel does a really good job of cleaning and rinsing. I haven't had a problem, that I know of from the detergents. That is even though walking down the detergent isle at the store is not a good experience for me.

I do bring my own home made soap and shampoo. I bring my own cooking equipment. I always try to get a kitchen. I always try to wipe my working area down before I start. I make sure not to touch my food to any surface.

I cook in my room. None of the hotels which I have stayed in ever had a written rule against it. I try to be very careful not to burn the place down, or leave much evidence.

One hotel once did take issue when they found my crock pot cooking in my room. They asked me to bring it to the lobby for the day. So, I did. I would be leary of cross contamination in such a case. Someone might open the lid.

I have a list of things to bring along. I print out this list each time. I can later add anything I had forgotten, so the next trip I am more prepared. When I am packing I keep looking around the kitchen for things I can't do without on the trip.

I hope you will have a relaxing, healing time.

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 01:29 PM

Thanks for your replies...it still worries me because me and my husband..before diagnosis stayed at a hotel and sometimes i found i wound up with a tummy ache middle of the night. Bu not always. was wondering if it was gluten related.
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Posted 15 February 2013 - 03:14 PM

Breakfast can be pretty easy too. Most hotels offer a breakfast bar and you can always find Yoplait Yogurt and fresh fruit. I, personally have never had a problem with the scrambled eggs, bacon and hashbrowns, or juices. Or you could bring your own baggie of cereal of your choice.
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Posted 15 February 2013 - 05:15 PM

These tummy aches weren't related to food gluten that's why i was wondering if something i was inhaling something in the hotel room or cross contaminated sheets from detergent?
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Posted 15 February 2013 - 05:32 PM

Shouldn't be, but you could always bring your own pillowcase in case you chew on the pillows while you sleep. :rolleyes:
My SIL brings her own pillow, because she likes it best. :)
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Posted 15 February 2013 - 05:39 PM

What about sheets and it being on ur hands?
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Posted 15 February 2013 - 06:09 PM

What about sheets and it being on ur hands?


Gluten is not a bacteria or a fungus or other creepy things. No need to worrry Wendy.
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Posted 15 February 2013 - 06:36 PM

Lisa- if there is gluten from laundry detergent....just as people worry about at home...and they touch it with their hands and put their hands to their mouth...even if accidentally during the night...could they not be glutened? I have no idea why it would have to be bacteria or fungus etc in your opinion....we're told to not use gluteny products all the time. I just think this is a valid worry. I'm not overly worried but curious what people think and why.
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