Cast Care

Cast Care

Cast Care – Discharge Instructions

Post-treatment care is as important as the medical procedure itself. Fakeeh University Hospital is here to help you all the way to recovery. There are certain Dos and Don’ts to every type post-treatment care, especially if you are at home. Here, we shall guide you on how to care for your cast.

Dos of Cast Care

Don’ts of Cast Care

Contact your doctor or hospital, if

  • Something falls into your cast and gets stuck
  • You have excess itching, pain, burning, or weakness in the casted body area
  • You develop a fever
  • You have sores, blisters, or breaks on the skin around the edges of the cast
  • You have questions or concerns about your condition or care

Seek care immediately, if

  • Your cast breaks or gets damaged
  • You see drainage, or your cast is stained or smells bad
  • Your skin turns blue or pale
  • Your skin tingles, burns, or is cold or numb
  • You have severe pain that is getting worse and does not go away even after you take pain medication
  • There is no space between your skin and the cast, and your cast looks or feels tighter than it has before
  • You have trouble breathing and/or have chest pain

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