After the Cast is Removed
Once your child’s cast has been removed, you should not try to scrub away the flaky skin all at once.
Gently soak the skin with the soap and water, let the soapy solution remain on the skin for five to 10 minutes, then rinse it off thoroughly. Pat the skin dry; do not rub. After the skin is dry, apply a moisturizing cream. If you repeat the cleansing and moisturizing every day, the skin will soon be back to its normal condition.
The part of the body that was in the cast may be sore and weak for several days or longer. Your child may also need to take a mild pain medicine, such as Tylenol, for a day or so to relieve the soreness.
Remember, it takes time for muscles and joints that have been casted to regain their strength, flexibility and full function.