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Tube Feeding Tips: Calming Rashes

Calming Rashes

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.

I would have loved these suggestions when we first began our tube drama. I hope they can be of help to others.

—Stephanie S.
Geneva, FL

stephsnfrd@gmail.com

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This website is an educational resource. It is not intended to provide medical advice or recommend a course of treatment. You should discuss all issues, ideas, suggestions, etc. with your clinician prior to use. Clinicians in a relevant field have reviewed the medical information; however, the Oley Foundation does not guarantee the accuracy of the information presented, and is not liable if information is incorrect or incomplete. If you have questions please contact Oley staff.

 

Updated in 2015 with a generous grant from Shire, Inc. 

 

This website was updated in 2015 with a generous grant from Shire, Inc. This website is an educational resource. It is not intended to provide medical advice or recommend a course of treatment. You should discuss all issues, ideas, suggestions, etc. with your clinician prior to use. Clinicians in a relevant field have reviewed the medical information; however, the Oley Foundation does not guarantee the accuracy of the information presented, and is not liable if information is incorrect or incomplete. If you have questions please contact Oley staff.
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