Injuries are unavoidable. And the worse thing is, you never really know when accidents can happen. In some unfortunate incidents, humans break a bone or two which leads to having the area casted to leave a room for the bone to heal. In any way, this cast must remain dry to avoid the risk of infection that comes with moist casts. Showering or swimming with a cast can be a challenge – having a cast in the first place is. In order to still have a comfortable shower, you need a waterproof cast cover especially designed for the function. Believe me, it is of big help to waterproof your cast.|
What to look for when buying a waterproof cast cover:
• Vacuum seal
Most patients with casts are advised to only take a shower to prevent a lot of water from leaking in but a waterproof cast cover allows you to take a bath or go swimming and still ensures a hundred percent dry cast. Look for a cast cover that has a vacuum seal. You can tell that cast covers vacuum air when it has a small pump on its tip.
• Perfect fit
In most companies, they ask you to give your measurements which is a good thing because you know your cast cover will fit in snugly – it won't move, it won't feel baggy, nor will it easily take off. Check the company's measurements guide so you can get the exact measurement for your cast.
The materials used to make the cast cover can vary from one another. To make sure the materials used are high quality, check the item description and do a little bit of research to know if they are. These materials do not only contribute to the waterproof quality but also to the fitting of the cast cover.
You will be obviously using the waterproof cast covers in slippery areas which make it important to look for a cast cover that won't slip in those areas. Cast covers with non-skid grids are sure to keep you from slipping. The grids grips into the surface so even if you go for a shower or you want to dip in the pool, you won't acquire any more injuries.
• Value for Money
Purchasing a waterproof cast cover can be one-time so it is not advised to go for the cheaper ones. These types of cast covers averagely cost around $30 or more. You are also assured that it is worth every penny, no regrets.
Going for waterproof cast covers can be one of the best decisions that a patient with cast can make. Casts set limits on the activities that you can do – waterproof cast covers break those limits. You can now shower or even bath in peace, or go swimming and surfing. Just don't be so complacent. Waterproof cast covers can only protect you from water and slipping – not any other so it still pays to be careful.
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