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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Laha
37 years experience Podiatry
You Don't : You have to be careful putting antyhing down your cast. If you break the surface of the skin, you can develop an infection. If you lose something in ... Read More
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Product: I can't recall the name of it but recently saw a product designed exclusively for this, i think it might of been called "cast blaster" a it had a stra ... Read More
Dr. Payam Rafat
21 years experience Podiatry
Try to avoid: Try to avoid scratching as you may cause trauma to the skin resulting in possible infection. Contact your doctor and voice your concerns. If the cas ... Read More

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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lorry Melnick
44 years experience Podiatry
Immobilize: A foot cast is used to immobilize a injured area on the foot to keep it from moving and give it a chance to heal. A example of this would be a stress ... Read More
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Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
Couple of reasons: Casts are often used for immobilization of bones after a fracture, injury or severe sprain.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Try a hair blower: Place it on the cooler setting rather than the heat so you don't burn yourself. They do sell shower cast covers - prevention is always best. You also ... Read More
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
It should not be wet: You need to call your doctor. Depending on wet it is, it may need to be changed. A wet cast can create a fungus infection of the skin and start to s ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
13 years experience Podiatry
Depends: This is dependent on the injury and the instructions of your doctor. If you have questions ask you treated physician.
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Simple.: Eat less and exercise what you can.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sherris
32 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
NO: Mom knows best!
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
It would be helpful: Keeping the toes covered eill keep them clean and prtotect them from the elements.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
31 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes- esp. if seated: As long as you are not applying more than the simple weight of your leg and otherwise abiding by your physician's activity limitations, you should be ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mathew John
22 years experience Podiatry
Yes: Often after being in a cast, the foot and ankle can lack flexibility. This lack of flexibilty will cause stress to the bottom of the foot at the plant ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mathew Chengot
42 years experience Cardiology
Stagnation: venous stagnation need to get checked for DVT by sonogram ,If negative sonogram keep elevated and wear stockings
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