Call the Children’s Hospital immediately if:
- Your cast breaks, hurts or irritates your skin, smells bad or has become too big (the limb moves inside).
- You can feel the cast pressing against a part of the limb, or a small object has become stuck in the cast.
- You continue to experience strong pain even though you’ve raised the fractured limb (see drawing) and taken the prescribed painkillers.
- You can’t move your fingers or toes anymore, or they prickle, are swollen, cold or blue or white (they should be pink-coloured).