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What could you do about a fractured arm covered in gypsum plaster that smells?

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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: See your doctor

A foul odor from a cast can indicate an infection or skin breakdown under the cast.
See your doctor as soon as possible to determine the cause of this odor.

In brief: See your doctor

A foul odor from a cast can indicate an infection or skin breakdown under the cast.
See your doctor as soon as possible to determine the cause of this odor.
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
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Dr. Mark Hutchinson
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Change the cast

Smelly casts may represent underlying infection and should be changed.

In brief: Change the cast

Smelly casts may represent underlying infection and should be changed.
Dr. Mark Hutchinson
Dr. Mark Hutchinson
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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Depending on how long the cast has been on, the smell may just be bacterial action on dead skin cells, but have doc who placed the cast check it out.
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