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Got moved out of cast into a walking boot today. Still non weight bearing. Now that my foot can be out of the cast, I realized I have a TON of dead, dry, crusty skin all over my foot and my leg. My initial instinct was to scratch my leg (and man did it feel good after all these weeks of trying to wiggle my fingers into the cast to get an itch). I want to scrub it off but also don't want to wound it because that can lead to infection. A nurse said to ease back into it and definitely not shave my leg for another 2 weeks or expose it to a lot of sunlight because the skin is very sensitive.
Any recommendations for how I should treat it? Or start helping my lower leg look less reptile-like?
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