Seal Tight Freedom Universal Waterproof Cast and Bandage Protector
The easy, durable way to stay dry. Easy application eliminates need for strapping, pumps or hook & loop closure. Nonlatex diaphragm stretches easily over cast or bandage to form watertight seal. Durable polyvinyl bag prevents water penetration. Reusable. Lasts the life of the cast. Use waterproof cast and bandage protector for therapeutic care and daily showering or bathing to protect casts and bandages.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is a waterproof cast and bandage protector?
All SEAL-TIGHT products start with top-quality, latex-free materials that exhibit exceptional flexibility. This helps assure easy-on, easy-off use by patients in all water-related applications. The latest advances in sealing technology enhance these durable, waterproof surfaces in all SEAL-TIGHT waterproof cast and bandage protector products. Once applied by the patient, SEAL-TIGHT waterproof cast and bandage protector products fit securely and comfortably to body contours, providing a sealed, watertight enclosure that locks out moisture.
What are some Reasons to use a waterproof cast and bandage protector?
- Preserves the pleasure of daily water-related routines
Showering, bathing, and other water-related activities are still easy, enjoyable activities when you use SEAL-TIGHT waterproof cast and bandage protector products. With professional moisture protection coverings from SEAL-TIGHT, you can confidently resume your regular daily routines without worry or interruption. While you recover, SEAL-TIGHT waterproof cast and bandage protector helps maintain your quality of life—every day.
- Improves hygiene
With SEAL-TIGHT waterproof cast and bandage protector products, your skin, casts and bandages stay clean and dry. By maintaining a clean and sanitary site, SEAL-TIGHT waterproof cast and bandage protector products reduce potential infections and promote uninterrupted healing.
- Avoids costly repair and replacement
How to Keep a Cast Dry in the Shower?
The first method to protect your cast from water damage involves using store bought cast covers that have been specifically designed for this purpose. Although showering with a cast can be difficult, it’s possible to keep them dry with these products.
These cast protectors, also known as shower bags for casts, slip right over the injured area and use self-sealing technology to cling to your skin and keep water out during a shower. There are a couple different types of cast covers, which include:
- Arm Cast Covers: These are ideal for injuries to the hand, wrist, and elbow.
- Leg Cast Covers: These are a great option for injuries to the foot, ankle, and knee.
Not only are these products more effective than do-it-yourself methods but they are also more cost effective over the long-term.
How to Prevent a Cast or Bandage from Getting Wet?
Purchase an actual bandage cover. If your bandages are quite large and you’re going to have them on for a while, it might be worth it to invest in an actual shower bandage cover. The Seal Tight Freedom Universal Waterproof Cast and bandage Protector works great to keep your bandage completely dry in the shower. The package comes with everything you will need to keep the water away from your wounds as they heal.
Why is moisture protection for a cast Important for Your Child?
A cast or bandage needs protection so your child can continue having fun.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s most recent survey, there are as many as 4.4 million instances of a fractured or broken bone every year in the U.S. Although the vast majority of these occur among older adults, a broken arm or leg can be a real problem for your child. Rambunctious children may be less patient with casts or bandages and have a more difficult time protecting them from water.
A cast or bandage is most effective when it stays dry. By using Seal-Tight Protection, you can keep your child’s cast safe from moisture.
Staying clean. As trivial as it may seem, younger children may struggle to take a bath or shower with a cast. FiveThirtyEight reported that each year broken arms and legs alone account for hundreds of thousands of trips to the doctor or emergency room. Effectively bathing while keeping a cast high and dry can be difficult. A kid can become irritated or avoid showering altogether, and homemade wraps made from plastic or tinfoil are rarely, if ever, reliable.
A wet cast or bandage can become ruined, and re-casting can be expensive and frustrating. More to the point, damaging a broken bone’s protection undermines the healing process. By opting for true protection, your child can protect his or her broken limb without giving up personal hygiene. Likewise, getting water under a cast might not always be as detrimental, but it can be itchy or uncomfortable.
Fun in the sun When the weather cooperates, children love getting wet. There’s nothing more fun than a water balloon flight or dip in the pool. Having a cast can be a real problem, however, at least when these are not protected with true moisture protection.
Having to sit out a school trip to the water park or in impromptu water pistol fight can be a big let-down for your kid but having the right protective gear on hand can make all the difference. Your child should exercise caution when selecting appropriate activities, but it’s fully possible to mitigate any risks related to water.
Winter exploration When the temperature drops, children have a knack for activities that involve getting wet. A fresh blanket of snow is perfect for building forts, having snowball fights, or making snow angels. Even under snow pants and other clothing, however, a child with a cast may be forced to stay indoors. So long as the activity does not pose a risk to a healing bone, Seal-Tight Protection can fully cover your child’s cast and allow him or her to get in on the action.
A broken bone can be difficult for a child because it might limit the number of options available for having fun. Keeping a cast or bandage safe from water damage is a way to bring about a bit of normalcy. Keeping the limb safe from harm should be a top priority, but when possible, moisture protection allows your child a little more freedom and flexibility when dealing with a cast or bandage.
Why Doctors Recommend SEAL-TIGHT Moisture Protection?
Many patients used to fumble with plastic bags and tape in futile attempts to keep their casts and bandages from getting soaked with water. Today, innovative excellence has made SEAL-TIGHT the market leader and the preferred, professional choice for doctors and their patients.
Doctors recommend SEAL-TIGHT with confidence from past experience. They know that SEAL-TIGHT is the professional way to protect casts, bandages, dressings and other healing aids from the damage of moisture penetration. Unlike many cheap, homemade contraptions that fail, SEAL-TIGHT preserves the careful work of doctors.
What are the Drawbacks of Waterproof Casts and How to Overcome Them?
SEAL-TIGHT waterproof cast and bandage protectors are guaranteed to keep casts and bandages dry whether you’re showering, bathing or swimming.
Simply apply one of our SEAL-TIGHT® waterproof cast and bandage protectors, the easy way to keep water out while you shower, take a bath or play.
When you suffer from an injury that breaks a bone, your cast becomes your closest companion during the recovery period. For your cast to do its best work, it’s critical to keep the space between your cast and skin dry. Along with your already impaired movement, this can make your daily showering routine slightly more difficult.
Made with plaster and lined with cotton, traditional casts can be ruined when they come into contact with water. But even waterproof casts and their synthetic materials aren’t entirely immune to the issues caused by water getting inside the dressing. Here are the three drawbacks of wearing a waterproof cast, plus the trick to avoiding those disadvantages:
- Hefty price tag
Due to their advanced technology and newer materials, waterproof casts tend to be more expensive than alternatives. Plus, not all insurance policies will cover the additional costs to upgrade to a waterproof cast.
- Pesky upkeep
After a waterproof cast gets wet in the shower or pool, it should be flushed with mild soap and water, then thoroughly rinsed with a forceful flow of water, according to Washington University Orthopedics. While the lining is waterproof, it can still take a decent amount of time for it to dry completely when it does come into contact with water. Some compare the feeling to wearing a wet sock for a few hours. You can speed up the drying process with a hair dryer, but of course you’ll need be to careful not to burn your skin.
- Potential issues
The waterproof element of the cast doesn’t necessarily guarantee protection from skin irritations. You’ll still need to continually dry under the cast to protect the skin from hyper hydration, infections or rashes. Plus, the skin under the cast may still feel dry, even though you can fully submerge the cast in water. These issues can stall the healing process, or at the very least cause discomfort.
How can you overcome the drawbacks?
You certainly can’t forgo the cast altogether, but you also don’t have to settle for putting up with the drawbacks. Instead, invest in a waterproof cast and bandage protector. Even if you have a waterproof cast, the extra layer of protection provided by a waterproof cast and bandage protector is a valuable added assurance that water won’t find its way in between your skin and cast, potentially causing further issues.
SEAL-TIGHT waterproof cast and bandage protectors are an easy, durable way to stay dry, guaranteed to keep casts and bandages dry whether you’re showering, bathing or swimming. The covers easily stretch over casts, then seal securely for watertight protection. The original SEAL-TIGHT cast protector, designed for daily showering and bathing, is available in adult and pediatric sizes for hand and arm casts, as well as foot and leg. If you or the kids plan to spend time in the pool and hot tub, the sport cast covers will keep the dressings protected. SEAL-TIGHT is also available for more site-specific areas, such as mid-arm, elbow, and knee. Plus, they are reusable and easy-to-use, making your recovery period a seamless process.