The Importance of Keeping Your Cast Dry
When breaks or fractures occur and a cast is required, it can impact your daily activities and life, even the simplest activities such as as taking a bath or shower. One of the biggest things to keep in mind when you have a cast is making sure it stays dry to help decrease the risk of infection. What happens when your cast gets wet, is the padding inside the cast will not dry. This can lead to skin infection, permanent scarring and even death of the skin. If your cast gets wet, you should immediately contact your doctor because the cast needs to be replaced as soon as possible.
Ways to protect your cast from getting wet
A great way to protect your cast from moisture is using a waterproof cast cover. “Waterproof cast covers are an easy and convenient way to shield your cast from moisture and help decrease the risk of infection,” stated Dale Lane, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon. “Patients appreciate the comfort, convenience and ease of use of a waterproof cast cover, like Dry Pro’s.” Dry Pro offers waterproof cast protection. Getting a waterproof cast protection cover is a better solution to keep your cast dry rather than using at home products, such as plastic bags, which are not durable or reliable. Dry Pro uses a vacuum seal technology that strongly decreases the chances of water getting in. If you use at home products, water is more likely to get in and the material is more likely to break while in use. Most cast covers are offered in different sizes as well, so that you can make sure your cast protector fits snug and won’t slide off while in use.
Another great way to solution is a waterproof cast. With a waterproof cast, there is no cotton padding inside that can stay wet. However, the length of time a waterproof cast can get wet is limited compared to a waterproof cast cover, which most, like Dry Pro’s product, can stay on for up to 4 hours.
Overall, it is very important to keep your cast dry in any condition. If you would like to learn more about Dry Pro’s waterproof cast covers visit our website at www.drycorp.com.