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What can I do to get rid of stinky smell from my hand cast?

What can I do to get rid of stinky smell from my hand cast?

Oil of wintergreen: We use this in foul smelling cases on our masks. Usaually we just change the cast in the office. Some of my patients live 3 hours away and this might help rather than drive 6 hours round trip to get a cast change. This could also be an indicator of infection if there is a would so talk with your doctor. ...Read more

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Children's bones will usually heal and remodel themselves, if they are kept in the correct position. Immobilization casts are one effective way to do this, while also protecting ...Read more


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My fingertips on my right hand smell like salami. No amount of washing will get rid of them, its been like this for the past 6 days.?

My fingertips on my right hand smell like salami. No amount of washing will get rid of them, its been like this for the past 6 days.?

Salami smell: My fingertips on my right hand smell like salami. No amount of washing will get rid of them, its been like this for the past 6 days.? ANS: I would ask someone else to smell them. What kind of work do you do? I assume you don't work with salami? Rare inherited diseases can give smelly feet and hands but not salami that I know of. A specific type of salami? There are many. Get back with us. ...Read more

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I got a cast put on my arm yesterday at ER it hard on the back and wraped in an ace bandage it smells REALY bad is this normal How do I get rid of it?

I got a cast put on my arm yesterday at ER it hard on the back and wraped in an ace bandage it smells REALY bad is this normal How do I get rid of it?

F/u with Ortho: Read the discharge instructions from the ER, call or go back if you notice anything unusual. Otherwise follow up as recommended. ...Read more

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Not sure what to do with my hand cast now that it is off?

Not sure what to do with my hand cast now that it is off?

Old cast: I would throw it away unless you have some famous signatures on it. You can pull out all the old stinky padding if you want to keep it. ...Read more

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How much does a broken hand cast weigh?

How much does a broken hand cast weigh?

Suprisingly a cast: Is often lighter than you think, less than a pound often. But it is inconvenient at times, weight that you may not be sued to holding all the time and often the part that the cast is on is not being utilized normally. Gentle elevation while sleeping woth apilow on the chest often hels swelling which can also make th hand feel "heavy"
slings are ok but be careful that a sling is not overused. ...Read more

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I have a broken hand, cast is driving me mad, what to do?

I have a broken hand, cast is driving me mad, what to do?

Leave on: Cast is necessary to maintain position of fracture to allow it to heal properly do not remove the cast. Do not stick anything down inside the cast can cause infection, do not spray anything into the cast. ...Read more

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My hand cast is off now, but it's still badly bruised. Is this normal?

My hand cast is off now, but it's still badly bruised. Is this normal?

Bruising: Bruising can take weeks to months to resolve depending upon the density of the bruising.
A bruise is blood under the skin or tissues. As it is absorbed by the body and as the blood breaks down into components, the col0r of the brusie slowly changes. For fractures, bruising can be intense and track far away form the injury site. ...Read more

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Is a hand cast supposed to be painful?

Is a hand cast supposed to be painful?

No: Casts are designed to immobilize fractures and thereby lessen the pain. You will continue to have some pain at the fracture site but pain elsewhere or increasing pain should be brought to the attention of the surgeon. One common resaon for increasing pain is swelling because the hand is not elevated enough. ...Read more

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Please tell me about how a hand cast is taken off?

A cast saw: Is an oscillating device that vibrates, It does not spin. It will cut into a hard cast but not into soft padding or skin or tissue if it is not dragged across. In other word used properly. I typically show the patient how the cast sits on my skin before I remove a cat to reassure them. Remember it does not spin it merely oscialltes or vibrates that is why is won't cut soft things ...Read more

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Could you pick up a hand cast if your thumb is broken?

Not effective: Over the counter splints give rise to some support and protection and work well for overuse and soft tissue inflammatory injuries. However a fracture requires reduction, either open or closed, and then a well molded cast applied by the treating physician. Casts are fabricated specifically for the injury or fracture being treated. ...Read more

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I fractured my hand about 3 weeks ago and got a hand cast last week, am I supposed to be feeling pain now? Because it began to hurt today.

See doctor: There will be some discomfort as healing takes place. But if you are following the instructions you were given and the pain is increasing then call the doctor and get it checked. ...Read more

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If you fracture your pinkie finger do you still have to have a hand cast?

If you fracture your pinkie finger do you still have to have a hand cast?

Not necessarily: It depend what fracture you have and were the fracture located, some require hand cast some are not. ...Read more

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Is it normal that my newly placed hand cast hurts?

Yes: It takes a few days after fracture for swelling to start to decrease. The pain from a fracture gradually diminishes as the fracture begins to heal and become stable. Until then ther may be some pain at the fracture due to the normal muscle paul on the fracture fragments. If the pain is unchanged for a couple of weeks, see your doctor. ...Read more

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What happens if you keep your hand cast on longer than recommended?

What happens if you keep your hand cast on longer than recommended?

Stiffness: Keeping your hand or wrist in a cast too long can increase the stiffness in your joints, and then make it harder to regain full motion. ...Read more

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Small stinky debris come flying through my mouth while coughing and brushing which smell really bad and I had bad breath. How to get rid of this.

Small stinky debris come flying through my mouth while coughing and brushing which smell really bad and I had bad breath. How to get rid of this.

Halitosis: Bad breath can be caused by several things. One, is tooth bacteria, but your tounge has crypts that have bacteria as well. Tonsils, and acid reflux can also cause bad breath. Brushing your tounge and watching what you eat can be helpfull. Speak to your dentist and maybe a physician if you suspect reflux. ...Read more

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I've never had a problem with smelly feet before. But now my feet always smell and I can't get rid of it. Help?

I've never had a problem with smelly feet before. But now my feet always smell and I can't get rid of it. Help?

Smelly feet: As stated, fungus is a frequent culprit. Other causes are excessive sweating, pitted keratolysis, poor hygiene, brevibacterium, old smelly shoes, etc. See your podiatrist for assistance ...Read more

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Why do I smell bad all the time? What can I do to get rid of it?

Why do I smell bad all the time? What can I do to get rid of it?

Dependss on location: Are you taking bath regularly,!! Or sinus problem can cause bed smell experience.
Your armpits can sweat & leave odor too. See doctor for further help!! ...Read more

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What do I do to get rid of awful smell in the vulva area?

What do I do to get rid of awful smell in the vulva area?

Bacterial vaginosis: Malodorous vaginal discharge is usually a sign of infection. Bacterial vaginosis is a common infection that causes malodorous discharge, that is often worse after intercourse or towards the end of your period. BV is not a sexually transmitted infection, it is caused bacteria that commonly lives in the vagina normally; it is treatable. Sexually transmitted infection (STI) is another possibility. ...Read more

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What can I do to get rid of breath smells like feces?

What can I do to get rid of breath smells like feces?

Determine cause: Once the cause of your halitosis is determined, you can treat it. It is related to your teeth, your diet, acid reflux, sinus problems. Hard to tell over the internet. It would be best to consult with a local dentist and physician to rule out any of the above problems. ...Read more

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My hand sweats a lot while writing. What should I do to get rid of it?

My hand sweats a lot while writing. What should I do to get rid of it?

Sweaty palms: It sounds as if you are concerned about something and that leads to sweaty palms.
I suggest you set up an appointment to see a Psychologist. She/he will listen to your concerns about sweating and then begin "teaching" you how to best control this.
It will happen! ...Read more

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I am having an allergy on my right hand for more than 5 months. What should I do to get rid of it? Is there any cream that I can apply on it.

I am having an allergy on my right hand for more than 5 months. What should I do to get rid of it? Is there any cream that I can apply on it.

Avoidance: Avoidance of the contact allergen or irritant is the only long-term solution although topical hydrocortisone may reduce the inflammation. If you are right handed, then something you are handling with the right hand is causing your problem as would be excessive hand washing or usage of hand sanitizer containing no moisturizer in it. If the problem persists, see allergist or dermatologist. ...Read more

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Is it normal for my vagina 2 have a smell after my period? It happens here & there. What can I do to get rid of the smell ASAP? It's embarrassing!

Is it normal for my vagina 2 have a smell after my period? It happens here & there. What can I do to get rid of the smell ASAP? It's embarrassing!

Bacterial vaginosis?: Nothing to be embarrassed about! The most common cause of increased vaginal odor is bacterial vaginosis, an overgrowth of mostly normal bacteria. BV often occurs with odor only and little or no disharge. Trichomonas, an STD, also can do it but is less common. It's a little atypical for odor to only follow your period, though. This should be easy to diagnose and treat; see your doctor. ...Read more

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What do I do to get rid of large hand pores?

What do I do to get rid of large hand pores?

Never heard of it: I have personally never heard of that problem. I would probably start with a dermatologist or your family doctor. ...Read more