Dealing with the Heat in a Cast

Southern Oregon is finally heating up and trying to break some records!  Paragon Orthopedic Center has heard many complaints about how uncomfortable casts can be when the mercury rises.  Sometimes patients forget about how to care for their cast because of high anxiety when the cast is put in place.  Here is an article you might find helpful from the Mayo Clinic about cast care do’s and don’ts.  There are FDA-approved sprays specifically made to help with itching under a cast, if that begins to be a problem.  Just please don’t go putting a cut coat hangar down the cast: it can injure your skin and lead to infection.

Cast care: Do’s and don’ts – Mayo Clinic