As a parent, it can be tough to see your child in a hip spica cast, especially when they have to deal with the itch and odor of the cast. Luckily, there is a way to help alleviate their irritation. Buy a CastCooler to keep their cast dry.
This unique device can be used with any typical cast, including a hip spica cast. The device uses a suction to help dry out the inner lining of the cast, relieving itch and irritation. Make the healing process easier for your child-get a CastCooler to dry any moisture that forms within their cast.
There's a lot to know about skin irritation and odor due to wearing a cast. Here are a few facts:
Relieve Spica Cast Rash
Reduce Spica Cast Odor & Itch
Dry, Cool & Freshen a Spica Cast
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As a parent or grandparent, we understand that watching your child suffer in a Spica Cast for 6-8 weeks is extremely difficult and frustrating. Your child will have difficulty sleeping, is extremely uncomfortable and can become irritable. As a caregiver, you want to relieve their itching and discomfort, dry and freshen their cast. A lining that is continually moist from perspiration or urination causes bacterial growth resulting in itch, skin rash, smelly odor and extreme discomfort. Until now, there was no solution that addressed the root cause of spica cast rach & discomfort which is moisture trapped in the cast lining.
The CastCooler draws fresh air through the porous cast and the lining. This will dry the lining and keeps the patient's skin dry. The CastCooler brings immediate relief to the patient, allowing them to be more comfortable and to sleep better. When your child sleeps, you rest assured that you have provided relief from their rash & discomfort.
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Spica Cast patients generally will experience itching, skin rash swelling and general discomfort. These symptoms results from the continually moist cast lining which is wet from perspiration, bathing or perhaps urination. These reasons make it difficult to keep a spica cast lining dry as you were instructed by your Doctor. The continually moist lining causes bacteria to grow resulting in itching and discomfort. Skin rash often results. The CastCooler brings immediate relief by drawing fresh air though the cast lining, keeping the lining dry and fresh. It is used for 10 minutes at a time and can be used as often as needed.
Spica cast itch is caused by a continually moist lining and the bacterium that is growing in the lining of your spica cast. This can be especially true if accidental wetting or feces has soiled the spica cast. Dr. Rachel Defazio, Childrens Hospital Boston confirmed a "...high rate and cost of skin problems in children with hip spica casts...". Further, the study documented cost of "$8,600 up to $53,800 for a cast removal and recasting" when a soiled cast needs to be replaced. Read the summary of Dr. DiFazio's study of Skin Problems in Children with Hip Spica Casts HERE
The most effective thing you can do is to keep your child's spica cast lining dry and clean...not an easy challenge. However, the CastCooler will bring relief for odor, itch and skin rash by keeping the spica cast lining dry. This is accomplished through regular use as needed to remove moisture that accumulates in the spica cast lining. The CastCooler use will help keep your cast clean, reduce odor, relieve itch and rash as bacteria growth is significantly reduced when moisture is not present.
You should not attempt to reduce spica cast odor by applying treatments to the cast, the lining or the skin. If spica cast odor is acute, see your doctor. You may have an infection or a skin condition known as maceration. Skin maceration occurs when the skin is continually wet or moist. One sign of skin infection or skin maceration can be acute spica cast odor. Both of these conditions can be serious and if you experience acute spica cast odor, you should contact your doctor immediately.
"Keep cast clean and dry"
"Do not scratch skin under cast by inserting objects inside the cast"
"Never blow warm or hot air into cast"
"Do not put powders or lotions into cast to relieve itching"
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