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My son has had multiple and severe G-tube site rashes stemming from leakage. Calmoseptine® Ointment (www.calmoseptineointment.com), Critic-Aid Clear®, and Critic-Aid Skin Paste® (www.us.coloplast.com) have helped immensely.
I have also had success with Medihoney®, a natural antibiotic wound gel. It’s made from Leptospermum (manuka) honey, which has antibiotic properties. If you get it in a tube, you can use it on the skin around the G-tube site, then place gauze over it. It comes in many types of dressings as well. More info about Medihoney® can be found at www.medihoney.com or www.dermasciences.com (the U.S. distributor).
I was first turned on to Medihoney® by another Oley forum user. She and I know one another online outside of the Oley network. She lives in Vienna, and apparently Medihoney® is much more widely used in that area and throughout Europe. Derma Sciences in New Jersey is the first to distribute Medihoney® in the United States.
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5/22/2017 » 5/25/2017
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