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What should the nurse do to help relieve the itching? An adolescent who sustained a tibia fracture in a motor vehicle accident has a cast.  



A. Apply cool air under the cast with a blow-dryer
B. Use sterile applicators to scratch the itch
C. Apply cool water under the cast
D. Apply hydrocortisone cream under the cast using sterile applicator.

This question is part of NCLEX Sample Questions for Pediatric Nursing 3
Asked by RN pedia, Last updated: Jan 12, 2020

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John Adney

John Adney

Answered Oct 24, 2017

A c d b a a b c c a

 

John Smith

John Smith

Answered Feb 16, 2017

Apply cool air under the cast with a blow-dryer

Itching underneath a cast can be relieved by directing blow-dyer, set, on the cool setting, toward the itchy area. Skin breakdown can occur if anything is placed under the cast. Therefore, the client should be cautioned not to put any object down the cast in an attempt to scratch.
 

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