skin around a peg tube

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anne

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My mom got her peg tube back in January 2007. She has not had any infections and the wound had healed nicely. Over the passed week we noticed that the skin to one side of the opening is red and raised now forming a small blister on it. Not sure if it is granulation of the tissue. Just wondering if anyone else has experienced this. I have put in a message to the clinical nurse to get her opinion. Not sure if I should be concerned. Anne
 

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skin around peg tube

Hello Anne, We had a similar problem with Sis's tube. In the Beginning we cleaned and changed dressing around tube twice daily with a product called Sea Clens. Eventually we only did tube site care once a day.
We had no problems with the red areas that appeared around the site, they seemed to heal well, we did however have the visiting R.N. check them just to make sure. We also used to put a barrier cream on surrounding skin to protect from dressing tape.
Hope this is of some help to you.

take care
Jane
 

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Thanks Jane for the info. Anne
 
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