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Often used for treatment of a broken bone, a cast can also be useful after surgery and for other conditions that require immobilization. Unfortunately, a cast can start to stink, and the smell can become quite bad. Cast odor tends to be most problematic in young children and athletes. Little kids have a hard time keeping the cast dry. Athletes may not give up their exercise causing sweat to accumulate under the cast. What can you do if you have a stinky cast?

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December 17, 2008 at 1:27 pm
(1) Rick says:

You might also note the CastCooler, a newly patented device which removes moisture from the cast lining. Moisture, typically from perspiration, causes bacteria to grow resulting in cast odor and cast itch.

The CastCooler does not touch the skin. It is applied around the outside of the cast. You then connect a vacuum to the CastCooler nozzle which draws fresh air in through the open ends of the cast, through the lining, removing moisture (and odor) while cooling the cast which helps with itch.

Check it out at http://www.castcooler.com. Less than $30 delivered to your door.

Wishing you a speedy and more comfortable recovery.

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