Hi, my 8 year old daughter Evie has a cast for her leg because she broke it riding her bike. She keeps on tying to poke things in her cast to stop the itching. Should I take her back to the hospital to get her a new one?
Unless they have some magic new cast technology in this day and age, it's been my experience that people always are irritated by how much they itch. My father-in-law used to use a ruler to scratch his arm when he broke it. Talk to her doctor and see if there is any way to reduce the chance she'll give herself a skin infection if she pokes something in there (like a pencil) that isn't very clean. I'm sure the doctor has heard this before. I very much doubt a new cast would solve the problem.
I agree. I had always been under the impression they itch no matter what. I actually went to school with someone who cut their cast off because it was so itchy. (the doctors weren't impressed and told him to not do it again) You can see what the doctors say, but she will probably just have to bear with it for now.
My son had a cast back in September, it was awful itchy for him, we used clean q tips to give the area's we could get too a little scratch and a clean and then we brushed athletes foot powder in there with a make up brush. His doctor okayed it and it really helped.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.