Lotion on toes

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Hi, I still have my cast on and noticed my toes sticking out are very dry and cracking! My question is can I rub some lotion onm I had trimalleolar fracture. Thanks 😀

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    Hay Adzaa211 Yeah it's alright. I had two differen brakes on my ankle. And had two casts. And my toes was doing the same thing. I was curious too and I asked my doctor he said yes that was fine. And also grab a little thing of a baby wipes and that help big time.!! Just put them in the morning and I night and after you get out of shower you'll be fine good luck to you!!

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    I had the same fracture and any kind of feeling on my toes felt SOOO GOOD when I was in the cast. My boyfriend got used to calling them "toe hugs", where he'd intertwine his fingers with my toes and massage just a little. When I was in the cast, my skin got really gross all over my foot and leg because all that skin your body produced when there was swelling has to come off somewhere. I constantly felt like my toes were dry and cracking (when in reality it was the skin that was shedding inside the cast).

    Lotion on the toes really helped me as did taking a baby wipe/moist washcloth and having it run over/through my toes. The surgeon also used betadine before surgery and the wipes helped to get that gross yellow color off of them slowly but surely. You just want to make sure your cast doesn't get wet or absorb any of the lotion because that'll get really gross really quickly :P 

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    Hi I had my cast on for 6 weeks after fibula surgery, my toes and the underneath of foot where cracked and very dry while in the cast, baby wipes are great wipe over foot morning and evening also a little lotion like coca butter or e45 work wonders morning and night 👍

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    Omg! I’m suffering from the same issue. My big toe is cracked skin, red and absolutely horrid (itchy). It just got bad one day. I’m putting some anti-itch hydrocortisone on it.  But my toes are still swollen and very weird coloring. I’m 30 days post ORIF, and 3rd week in cast. I can hardly move them too. Ugh this ankle fracture is a nightmare. 
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      Dear God I so understand. Idella don’t an entire flight of stairs June 23 rd. Had to drive 7 hours to get home because we were visiting my son for my grandsons birthday. Have never broken a bone and very active, Ive had the worst time. Had surgery June 29 th soft cast July 8th hard cast July 10th too tight and had to be checked for blood clot cast off new cast back on couple of hours later. Aug 7th cast off. Aug 8th pt. I walked on one crutch yesterday today my foot giving me a fit still gotta get exercises in. Went from twice a week pt to three times a week started that this week. Im just praying that eventually no swelling no pain 
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