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How long will it take for the hair growing on arm with cast on to go away

A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Okamoto
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Months: It will probably take a couple months for the hair to return to "normal", roughly the same amount of time you had the cast on +/-2 wks.
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Dr. Natalie Sieb
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Hard to say: It seems in my experience that this can be different for everyone. For some people, the hair returns to normal color and thickness/thinness within a c... Read More
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Dr. Paul Williams
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Hair after cast: generally the skin and hair return to normal in several weeks following cast removal - remember for the last 6-8 weeks the skin hasn't had sunlight a... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Mass
Orthopedic Surgery 47 years experience
Yes: It is not unusual for hair growth to come in under a cast. People with real light hair will often have dark hair. This will all return to normal aft... Read More
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Dr. Brian Badman
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Yes: This is commonly seen and associated with the added vascularity to that arm while it was healing. I would not sweat it.
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Dr. Brian Chimenti
Sports Medicine 28 years experience
Hair: Casting any extremity often leads to skin pigment changes and hair growth beneath the cast. The hair is often darker than normal. These are usually ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Shapiro
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 38 years experience
Joint stiffness: Elbows have a tendency to stiffen very quickly. You want to get them moving as soon as possible to minimize the impact of scar tissue formation. Don't... Read More
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Unrelated: Shaving or not shaving will not affect the normal shedding of hair. Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. F. Thomas Kaplan
Hand Surgery 26 years experience
Around 2-3 pounds: of course depends on the amount of cast material used.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Hand Surgery 36 years experience
Not really: thats one of the many reasons for using a full arm cast
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Grutter
Orthopedic Surgery 23 years experience
NO!!!!!!!: Never cut, drill or stick anything into a cast. This can lead to a small scratch under the cast which can lead to devastating injections. See http:/... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
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29 years experience
Anything that reach: Be carefule you don't scratch too hard, or damage skin. May need to change cast to look at skin.
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Cast problem?!: Is your cast too tight or too loose? You should get it checked. Your arm should not have pain in a cast.
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A female asked:
Dr. Harold Mandel
General Practice 39 years experience
OK: Baking soda absorbs moisture and covers up some of the smell in a cast. This should be OK to use. Also of course try to keep your cast dry.
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