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Old 09-16-2009, 07:08 PM   #1
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Leg cast & itching

This may have been covered before.

I have a friend (online) with a leg cast and he says it itches terribly.

Any advice?

Thanks
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Old 09-16-2009, 07:23 PM   #2
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No coat hangers (dirty, risk of scratching open skin).
Never wore a cast, but maybe one of those new and perfectly clean plastic back scratchers, used in reverse (handle, not scratcher part), would w*rk?
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Let me google that for you

(BTW, I don't mean that to sound condescending.)
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Actually, I was hoping someone would have personal info or a link to a medical site.
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Actually, I was hoping someone would have personal info or a link to a medical site.
It was the sweating that caused my itching. I used a hair dryer on cool to blow air down the inside of the cast. I suspect any air supply would work the same.
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Let me google that for you

(BTW, I don't mean that to sound condescending.)

I know you explained how to do that before but... tell me again. I'm awake this time.
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Be careful what you scratch with I have seen all kinds of things lost in casts !
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DH broke his arm today

A spray bottle of sunburn treatment containing aloe and lidocaine. Open up a space between the cast & skin, spray as far down as possible, and let gravity do the rest.
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I used coat hangers for a broken ankle and a broken wrist. I bent the hanger end into a smaller curve so that it didn't snag or scratch. Also used the thin plastic covered hangers.
worked great.
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DH broke his arm today

A spray bottle of sunburn treatment containing aloe and lidocaine. Open up a space between the cast & skin, spray as far down as possible, and let gravity do the rest.
Thanks Nords, I was just going to look for this! This stuff really helped DH.
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DW broke her foot couple weeks ago and she decided to go with the removable/inflatable cast instead. By the sounds if it, it good that she did.
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I know you explained how to do that before but... tell me again. I'm awake this time.
Go to lmgtfy.com, do a search, then copy the highlighted URL.
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DH broke his arm today

A spray bottle of sunburn treatment containing aloe and lidocaine. Open up a space between the cast & skin, spray as far down as possible, and let gravity do the rest.
Thanks.
I had a vague memory of something like that, but didn't remember if it was even on this forum.
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