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    Default Keeping a cast dry

    So stupid me broken my finger on Tuesday and it's in a cast for 4-6 weeks.

    Problem is I am a swimming teacher. I only just started working and if I don't go to work I don't get paid which would be a bit of a bummer. It's not going to impact on my work too much but how do I keep it dry??? Is there something I can buy that will keep it dry?

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    I'm a nurse and we keep casts dry by wrapping them in a plastic bag and taping the end. You could try a small sandwich bag and tape around the end. It should stay dry.

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    oh damn.

    maybe ask your chemist if they have anything ...

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    Oh yeah the old plastic bag. I remember my friends used to wrap their arms if they were broken. Good idea.

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    Oh no. I thought you could buy watertight stuff to go over casts

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    I will have a look and see. Surely they would have invented something.

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    We have special ones to fit different limbs, I'm sure the chemist will have something

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    We use plastic bags with tape too with patients.

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    Didn't even know they had waterproof ones. Will be looking into those.

    When you say a plastic bag, do you mean a plastic shopping bag?

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    Probably for a finger a shopping bag will be too big. If the chemist doesn't have anything to fit go to coles and get those little bags, you get them in the sandwich bag aisle but they have small bags as well . Put it on and tape the end, you can get the tape from chemist, it's called micro pore.


 

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