If you or your
child has to wear a cast after breaking an arm or a leg, you
probably know how itchy it can get inside. Fortunately, there
are some ways to prevent the itching (as well as itch!) without
having to remove the cast to do it.
First, when you
need to itch, use a knitting needle to get inside the cast
and scratch. The needle is thin enough to slide inside the
cast and rub the itchy area. Just be sure the knitting needle
isn't too small of a diameter, so you don't have to worry
about accidentily poking and breaking the skin.
To stop the itching,
pour a small amount of baby powder inside the cast at one
end. Then use a hair dryer on the cool setting to blow the
baby powder inside the length of the cast to provide a non-sticjy
barrier between the cast and the skin.