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Winston Salem, NC
A 22-year-old male asked:

I just got my cast of from my ankle. how can i wash my foot , can i just lotion to help the dry skin?

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Dr. Warren Foster
Cardiac Electrophysiology 21 years experience
Check with surgeon: The best source to answer your question is to check with your surgeon or physician who placed the cast. They typically have particular ways that they recommend caring for your wounds, which will allow them to standardize monitoring and follow-up. The concerns would be inflammation or infection in the skin, which could become dangerous.
Last updated Jun 30, 2018

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