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How to Keep Your Cast Dry While Showering

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Whether you have a leg cast, or any other type of cast, it’s important to keep it dry while showering. Not only will this help prevent your cast from getting smelly, it will also help ensure that your skin stays healthy.

Here are a few tips for keeping your cast dry while showering:

Use a Plastic Bag

Before getting in the shower, put a plastic bag over your cast. Secure the bag with a rubber band or tape. This will create a barrier between your cast and the water.

Invest in a Cast Cover

There are many different types of cast covers on the market. I prefer the TKWC INC Water Proof Leg Cast Cover. It is latex-free, and reusable. 

Take Shorter Showers

The longer you’re in the shower, the greater the chance that water will seep through and get your cast wet. To be safe, keep your showers short and sweet.

Pat Dry

After getting out of the shower, pat your cast dry with a towel. Do not rub, as this could damage the waterproof sealant on your cast.

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Vaishnavi Bawa
Dr. Vaishnavi Bawa is a Podiatrist who specializes in treating foot and ankle pathology. LifesLittleSteps mission is to educate the public about foot health in an easy-to-understand manner using evidence-based medicine.
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