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How to shower with a splint on your leg?

  • Keep your splint dry. Moisture can collect under the splint and cause skin irritation and itching.
  • Tape a sheet of plastic to cover your splint when you take a shower or bath, unless your doctor said you can take it off while bathing.
  • If you can take the splint off when you bathe, pat the area dry after bathing and put the splint back on.
  • If your splint gets a little wet, you can dry it with a hair dryer. Use a “cool” setting.

Is it OK to take a shower with a splint? Keep your splint dry. Moisture can collect under the splint and cause skin irritation and itching. If you have a wound or have had surgery, moisture under the splint can increase the risk of infection. Tape a sheet of plastic to cover your splint when you take a shower or bath, unless your doctor said you can take it off while bathing.

Can you shower with a cast on your leg? Don’t try to shower by holding the cast out of the way. Water will inevitably drip down your arm or leg, soaking the cast’s padding. Even if you plan on holding your cast out of the path of the water, find something to cover it.

Can you take a shower with a broken leg? Showering with a Broken Leg using a Waterproof Cast Protector The best, most efficient and safest means of protecting the integrity of your cast or bandage is to purchase a product that is specifically made for the job. At Bayliss Mobility, we stock a high-quality waterproof cast protector that can be used on different parts of the body.

What to do if your cast / splint gets wet? What to do if your cast/splint gets wet: If your fiberglass cast/splint gets damp (not soaked), you can take a hair dryer, set on cool setting and blow through your cast. Then, blow down the top and bottom of your cast. This is usually effective because the fiberglass cast is porous.

Is it OK to take a bath with a splint?

Is it OK to take a bath with a splint? If you have a wound or have had surgery, moisture under the splint can increase the risk of infection. Tape a sheet of plastic to cover your splint when you take a shower or bath, unless your doctor said you can take it off while bathing. If you can take the splint off when you bathe, pat the area dry after bathing and put the splint back on.

Do you have to take a splint off every day? If you’re allowed to take your splint off, be sure your skin is dry before you put it back on. Be careful not to put the splint on too tightly. Check the skin under the splint every day. If you can’t remove the splint, check the skin around the edges. Tell your doctor if you see redness or sores. Keep your splint dry.

What to do if your cast / splint gets wet? What to do if your cast/splint gets wet: If your fiberglass cast/splint gets damp (not soaked), you can take a hair dryer, set on cool setting and blow through your cast. Then, blow down the top and bottom of your cast. This is usually effective because the fiberglass cast is porous.

What’s the best way to wear a splint? Be careful not to get the splint wet. Put a thin cloth between the ice and your skin. If your splint is removable, ask your doctor if you can take it off when you use ice. If you have an adjustable splint that feels too tight, loosen it slightly. Keep up your muscle strength and tone as much as you can while protecting your injured limb.