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Stupid question, easiest way to take a bath or shower with a splint on

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posted on May, 24 2012 @ 01:55 PM
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So, anyone have some tips on how to take a shower or bath with a splint on? How am I not going to get this thing wet? It almost feels like a cast. I can't take it off and put it back on. I forgot to ask the doctor while I was there.

I'm sure there has to be some members who have had to deal with this.

This is my first time.

Any pointers?
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posted on May, 24 2012 @ 01:59 PM
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Get you a garbage bag and some duct tape or a good sticky tape. Wrap it up good n' tight and go get fresh.



posted on May, 24 2012 @ 02:00 PM
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See answer above...Plastic bag and duct tape work great becasue I used to surf with my cast on for 6 weeks with no problems at all.



posted on May, 24 2012 @ 02:01 PM
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Gotta make it watertight, I would suggest wrapping it in a garbage bag, taping it for an extra seal



posted on May, 24 2012 @ 02:01 PM
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Oh, that's a good ideal. I didn't think of that. Thanks.

This thing itches man.
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posted on May, 24 2012 @ 02:07 PM
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Originally posted by Manhater
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Oh, that's a good ideal. I didn't think of that. Thanks.

This thing itches man.
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I've been in many casts so I know how bad it itches. If you want to stop the itching, get you some Gold Bond Medicated powder and sprinkle it down the splint. Hope you feel better!



posted on May, 24 2012 @ 02:08 PM
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Forget the idea that it'll be easy, even if you can get it all wrapped up and water tight.....

Washing anything with only one hand, especially your hair..



Just don't slip while you're in there!



posted on May, 24 2012 @ 02:10 PM
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I'll try not too.

lol



posted on May, 24 2012 @ 02:11 PM
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OOH, thanks for the itching tip too.

I've never had broken a bone in my body.

I think it's just a sprain, but the doctor said she wanted to treat it like a fracture.



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posted on May, 24 2012 @ 02:15 PM
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Originally posted by Manhater
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OOH, thanks for the itching tip too.

I've never had broken a bone in my body.

I think it's just a sprain, but the doctor said she wanted to treat it like a fracture.



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Using men as a punching bag are we?



posted on May, 24 2012 @ 02:15 PM
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I would like to add, since I have experience in washing with a cast that, once it is wrapped in plastic, you will sweat like hell and end up as wet as if you had put it in the water.

I ended up washing myself in the bath with an arm out. But you could try with a towel around your arm to absorb the excessive humidity a bath or shower will produce inside the bag.

Take care and heal well!



posted on May, 24 2012 @ 02:18 PM
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oh okay. I was thinking a towel route too, but wasn't sure if I should.



posted on May, 24 2012 @ 02:19 PM
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Originally posted by chrismicha77

Originally posted by Manhater
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OOH, thanks for the itching tip too.

I've never had broken a bone in my body.

I think it's just a sprain, but the doctor said she wanted to treat it like a fracture.



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Using men as a punching bag are we?


Na, I'm right handed. I still got that arm to use.



posted on May, 24 2012 @ 02:20 PM
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The Gold Bond will take any moisture out that forms, so don't worry to much about it. It also controls the smell, because it will start to stink!



posted on May, 24 2012 @ 02:24 PM
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Not just that; anything that is related to hairiness grows like its Christmas everyday!
And it took me a year to be back to normal, but I spent a year in my cast... so....

But I like the idea of Gold Bond.



posted on May, 24 2012 @ 02:24 PM
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Originally posted by chrismicha77
The Gold Bond will take any moisture out that forms, so don't worry to much about it. It also controls the smell, because it will start to stink!


Don't tell me that..

yuck...

I hate stinky smells.



posted on May, 24 2012 @ 02:31 PM
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What on earth did you break (so badly?) that you needed to stay in a cast for a year?

And uh...just say it does get wet...what happens? Does the cast itself just drip off?


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posted on May, 24 2012 @ 02:42 PM
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1. Strong garbage bag and some duct tape to keep it dry.

2. A really good friend of the opposite (or same, if that's what you're into) sex to help you get scrubbed up, instead of using one hand. If keeping it platonic..wear a small swimsuit (or just don't be such a prude)...


3. Some Gold Bond for the itching.

Problem solved.



And uh...just say it does get wet...what happens? Does the cast itself just drip off?


No, it just gets even nastier...could promote mold, infections, etc. Wet cast = sick dude.
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posted on May, 24 2012 @ 02:43 PM
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I broke my scaphoid, a bone in the wrist, the hardest one to heal.. Doctors took 3 frigging years to see the fracture, saying I had a mental illness of some sort... The day after my accident, I had to lift truck suspension parts of 200lbs and more... Painful it was.

When they finally found my injury, the bone was nearly dead and they had to take another bone, near my hip, in hope it could heal but had to wait a year before surgery. My arm ended up tiny and weak for a while.
It ( the scaphoid ) died a few years ago and doctors had to remove half my wrist. Took me two years to get back to "normal"...

No, the cast didn't drip, but it broke, so they made me one out of plastic.
Lighter and removable.



posted on May, 24 2012 @ 02:48 PM
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Instead of duct tape, try rubber bands. They seal a lot better, and are much easier to remove.

(I had a broken foot once, so I can relate.)

For itching, get a can of that compressed air, used to clean keyboards and such. Point the nozzle down the splint, and experience a taste of heaven!



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