skin is itchy in a cast

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currently in a cast and my skin is finally starting to peel... and the itching is coming full force. i know you shouldnt put anythging down the cast to scratch (i dont do that) but i was wonding if anyone had any ideas on how to fix the itching problem..

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    Had terrible itching and I used a ruler. Watch pointed objects but I had no problem since it's flat on end and what a relief. Stay away from incision site.

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    I can quite understand having also been there!!

    It used to nearly drive me made so what I used do was put a twelve inch plastic school type ruler down to the itchy area and gently dribble a special liquid for itchy scalps down the ruler...oh what a fantastic relief!

    There you go.

    Cheers Richard

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    Hi rit. Been there.. Horrid. I used to put my hairdryer on full blast and cold air and hold if at the top of my cast. My drier had a good watt so is powerful, it helped with my itching. Good luck sx
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    I would get itchy with sweat so I would use a giant icepack to cool it off and that helped. Anything dirty you put in your cast-actually a hard dressing, can introduce bacteria, and since you don't know where your incisions are, I wouldn't risk it. I've heard of people taking antihistamines and having relief.

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    I used a long, thin, icing spatula with rounded edges to get under my cast. It was perfect because there were no corners to worry about. It's so old I don't even know where it came from. smile

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    I had never  been so grateful for being an ENJO user. The flexible cleaning wand was perfect for the itch. I'm grateful for allergies and that I had it or I would have been tempted to use a knitting needle.bit too expensive to but just to scratch but oh it was so good with and without the fibre on it. 

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      Dear Jenni

      I've just gone to their web site but cannot see this product. Can you tell me more about it please.

      Thanks Richard

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      ENJO Flexi should come up on website. Should come up on their site. It's a 55 cm flexible coated metalrod used for cleaning. It's flexible for cleaning fans cupboard tops and stuff. $100 Australian But when I had the ITCH it was awesome. Does go against all advice of sticking stuff into cast but safer than ruler or knitting needle. I also got hives down cast and everywherebloodyelseallover. Reaction to meds. So I used the cool metal part to relieve hives 

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      Bit expensive for an itch. I was lucky enough to have had mine for a very long time. But it is a very useful cleaning tool as well. Under furniture and above. 
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