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Cast Care Tips

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A cast protects a broken bone or other injury while it heals. Most casts are made of fiberglass. After a cast is put on, you can't remove it yourself. Your doctor or a technician will take it off.

General care

Water and your cast

Cast and skin care

When to call for help

Call your doctor now or seek immediate medical care if:

Watch closely for changes in your health, and be sure to contact your doctor if:

Credits for Cast Care Tips

Current as of: July 1, 2021

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:
Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine
Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine
Martin J. Gabica MD - Family Medicine

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