This six-page handout helps people with an injured leg or arm take care of their cast. It provides tips for general care of the cast and the skin around the affected area. It discusses bathing and offers guidance on keeping the cast dry and what to do if it gets wet. The document describes safe movement or activity while wearing a cast, and makes recommendations for skin care to keep the cast dry and relieve itching. It explains how the cast will be removed, and identifies those symptoms for which a doctor should be called.
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