Wet Feet Syndrome?

by Rome
(Legazpi City, Philippines)

Good day,


It's only recently that I became aware of SPD. In my search to explain a certain longing in my everyday living. So here's my story. When I was a child and up until now, I have this intense longing to wet my feet. If it's not wet then it doesn't feel right. It often drives me crazy if my feet is not wet or if it's exposed in the air for a long time. That is why I prefer closed shoes than slippers cause that way I feel comfortable.

When I was a child this weird longing often gives me shame because as a child I most of the time use to saliva to wet my feet if there's no water available. I know it is gross and all but at that time I felt like the most reasonable thing to do. I simply can't help myself. Growing up, I've learned that the use of lotion manifests the same effect as using water or saliva, however not every lotion will do. There are only specific brands that helps. I don't know what this is so I'm wondering if you consider this as SPD. Please do reply because I really want to know. Thank you.

Rome

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Aug 29, 2016
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somebody help me:(
by: Jyll

Ever since I was a kid, I always remember I can't sleep without putting lotions on my hand and feet. There are times that my lotion are empty so I will put petroleum jelly :) good thing to know that I am not the only one suffering from this type of mannerism and disorder. I hope someone can solve this coz it embarrassed me a lot especially when I am in school coz my papers are very wet when I am writing.

I DON'T KNOW WHY BUT I EASILY GET SICK OR I WILL BE HAVING A FEVER IF MY HANDS AND FEET ARE DRY. Please help me.

Aug 23, 2016
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Wet feet urge
by: Muhammad Majid

I am 26 male and I have always had this urge. I can't sleep when my feet are dry. I use wet clothe on my feet when I go to sleep. I am from Rawalpindi, Pakistan.


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Jul 08, 2016
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My feet
by: Anonymous

I am only 16 but ever since I was a kid I always like it when my feet are wet. I always brings lotion wherever I go. I sprinkle water on my feet, in my room, everytime which my family finds odd and disgusting. I called several different names of my mother for this add mannerism. I also always brings water. After I put water, I put lotion onto it. I dont know how to stop this.

Jun 12, 2016
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Wet feet
by: Anonymous

I cant sleep without a wet cloth on my feet, my mood will completely change whenever it is wet. I tried lotions etc but i still go back to wrt cloth

Jun 05, 2016
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me too
by: Anonymous

Im 44, same problem. I can not sleep unless my feet are wet. I will wake up if the dry out. My kids think im weird. I tell them im watering my feet. Lol. Glad to know i dont suffer alone. Im from upstate ny...

Mar 29, 2016
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Finally!!
by: SouthernerPH

I'm from Zanorte, PH. Since childhood I can't sleep well without wetting my feet. I constantly wet them from time to time. Though now, the frequency of wetting decreased but I still keep on wetting my feet before I go to sleep. I use Petroleum jelly cause it lasts longer than lotions.

The problem now is that my hands sweat a lot! It sweated even more the older I get. I always keep a hanky or facetowel around and I really get embarrassed during mass or holding someone's hands because of it. anyone knows a solution for sweaty hands??

Mar 20, 2016
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Me&MySiblings
by: Toni

I also have this kind of thing, when I was a kid until now. In medical term, if you have excessive sweaty hands or feet, it is called hyperhidrosis. But, this thing that you guys been talking about I also have it, not just me but also my brother and sister, we always have that thing to go to the bathroom or somewhere where we could wet our feet, and our mom with be mad at us because we always wet the floor.

Feb 12, 2016
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I'm not the only one 😃
by: David

For my whole life I thought I was the only one who suffered from this. Was always embarrassed about it, and never went to the doctors for help.

This is the first forum I have ever found talking about it. All I can say is you learn to live with it. I am 28 now and find lots of moisturiser helps.

Jan 06, 2016
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My son has the same but with his hands
by: a mother desperate for her son

My nearly 15 year old has the same disorder, we have been to countless doctors and as a mother it breaks my heart. He has to constantly wet his hands. I have tried every lotion on the market. He says its fine but I see it in his eyes. He is the coolest kid, very social and has a great group of buddies. I just wish I could find something to relive this.

He also cannot go without socks on his feet. Even in hawaii over the holidays. He will do it to swim. He has been like this since he was an infant. He cant stand the way the carpet feels or his sheets.

We were told to go see a psychologist and psychiatrist but both were just as baffled.

Im not sure what I am looking for with this post for it seems to be so rare.

Has anyone found anything other than this post re: wet feet/hands - feeling of extreme dryness?

Also, what lotions have you found help?

Sincerely,

Leslee
Seattle, Washington USA

Dec 28, 2015
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CallingMedicalDoctorsAndPsychologists
by: RelievedToKnowAmNotAlone

I'm from PH too! I just hope someone expert could enlighten us. Someone might want to study this disorder. I'd be glad to volunteer as a subject.

Dec 26, 2015
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Wetting feet.
by: jonniboi

Ever since I was a kid, I remember wetting my hands and feet every time. The feeling of it just feels right for me in a way, and I would come back repeatedly in and out from the restroom to splash my hands & feet with water.

Aside from that, I also sweat a lot from my hands and feet from time to time.

I would like to know if the people in this thread have an association with hand and feet tremors.

Dec 18, 2015
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wet feet syndrome
by: canadian pinoy

I like this page but does not help answer my ailment?

Dec 18, 2015
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Also have a Wet Feet Syndrome
by: KJ

Yes. I'm 13 and I also have that kind of disorder since I'm a kid. I think that it is only me who has that disorder. Is it a phobia?

Dec 05, 2015
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Wet feet, wet hands
by: Anonymous

I'm Australian and have had the same as long as I can remember (currently 23) if my hands or feet feel dry and I have no access to water to wet them I'll have a panic attack. This page is the only one I've found in the Internet of people discussing similar. Is this a phobia of some sort?

Dec 01, 2015
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there's something in the water
by: mary

I guess there has to be something about the Philippines then. A few of us have the same problem. But I've been in New York for most of my life now and I still go through it.

Oct 29, 2015
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wet feet syndrome
by: canadian

i noticed the entries from phillipines
is there a trend. I was born in QC P I
could it be the country??

I been in Canada for 40 yrs now and I am still frigged up.

Oct 28, 2015
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SPD
by: Asdfghjikl

I thought im the only one doing this since i was a kid up to now . I got this disorder too

Oct 17, 2015
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same here!
by: mitzuki

I'm 25 now, and still doing it.
I feed scared since it's not normal.
I'm looking for journals and studies for the possible causes but I can't find anything.


So, knowing I'm not alone,
I can relax. Lols
Cheers guys!

Aug 26, 2015
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RelievedToKnowImNotAlone
by: SameProblem

I dont know when&how it started but i know ive been wetting my feet since i was a kid.i would often go to the bathroom or kitchen for even a single drop of water to my feet.it seems that my feet is hot/burning if its not wet. My hands and feet are heavily sweating but recenty its getting very very dry that i worsens the desire to wet it. Ive been developing fungal problems in my feet because of this. Hope someone expert could hrlp. It is a mennerism? Psychological disorder? Or a medical problem? Help!!! SOS!!

Aug 25, 2015
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need answers
by: Anonymous

where's the answers???

Aug 19, 2015
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Help me
by: Anonymous

i am having the same problem. i have to keep bottle of water on my bed. it's so embarrassing.
what is the cure??? Please anybody help....

Apr 05, 2015
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im not alone
by: mary

Im also from the Philippines. I have been going through this since I was a kid too. I also use lotion a lot. I always have bottles of water next to me and I wet my feet while watching tv or doing anything at my desk. Its embarrassing. I still dont know what STP is so will look it up. Im glad im not alone.

Aug 01, 2014
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:)
by: Alejandro

Thank God Im not the only one. Ive been having this since I was a kid. Sometimes It happens to my hands too, but i just rub them together. My younger sister says im a weirdo lol but Thank God it has a name

Jan 09, 2014
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dry damp wet toes
by: Anonymous

My 8 year old son has been diagnosed with SPD, he often licks his fingers and rubs them between his toes. I often ask him why he does it and he says he doesn't like the feel between his toes (I assume he means the dryness). He often does this without even realising his doing it - I can be sitting down reading him a book and while I'm reading to him I notice him doing it. He tends to do it before bed every night also.

Recently I woke him up to go to the toilet throughout the night (we've been having a few recent bed wetting issues) and he was half asleep, but as he was sleep walking back to his room he licked all of his fingers and rubbed them together - Its the first time I have ever seen him do this.

I am assuming this is a sensory thing but not quiet sure...

Nov 10, 2013
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Wet Feet
by: Indonesia

Me too!!! Finally there are people that have same habit with me... I think I'm the only one in the world. Now, I always use lotion wherever I go

Oct 02, 2013
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i know how you feel
by: qwerty

I also have that longing to wet my feet even as a child up until now. I know how gross it is... like what you said, i simply can't help it. Is this hereditary? My uncle and my younger brother also have that kind of syndrome. What I do is I usually wear socks at home so that my feet won't be too dry. Btw, im also from the Philippines.

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