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

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Dr. Mark Einbecker
Surgery - Hand Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Mark Einbecker
Dr. Mark Einbecker
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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Surgery - Hand Surgery

In brief: Cast smell

Is from dirts and bacteria and old skin.
There are water resistant casts that can be rinsed. If you do not have that type, dryer sheets, aerosols like perfume, scented powder can all work

In brief: Cast smell

Is from dirts and bacteria and old skin.
There are water resistant casts that can be rinsed. If you do not have that type, dryer sheets, aerosols like perfume, scented powder can all work
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Dr. Todd Sisto
Breast Surgery

In brief: See MD

To change padding. Wash limb w/ Chlorhexidine soap while open.

In brief: See MD

To change padding. Wash limb w/ Chlorhexidine soap while open.
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Dr. Todd Sisto
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