Casting Care Instructions

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Cast Care Instructions

  • Keep the cast clean and dry
  • Check for cracks or breaks in the case
  • Rough edges can be padded to protect the skin from scratches
  • Don’t scratch the skin under the cast by putting objects inside the cast
  • Can use a hairdryer placed on a cool setting to blow air under the cast and cool down the hot, itchy skin. Never blow warm or hot air into the cast
  • Cover the cast while you are eating to prevent food spills and crumbs from entering the cast
  • Prevent small toys or objects from being put inside the cast
  • Raise the cast above heart level to decrease swelling
  • Encourage your child to move his or her fingers or toes to promote circulation
  • Don’t use the abduction bar on the cast to lift or carry the child

When to call your healthcare provider

Contact your provider if you have any of these symptoms:

    • Fever
    • Chills
    • Increased pain
    • Increased swelling above or below the cast
    • Decreased ability to move toes or fingers
    • Complaints of numbness or tingling
    • Drainage or bad odor from the cast
    • Cool or cold fingers or toes
    • The cast becomes wet
    • Blister, sores, or a rash develop under the cast

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