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Suggestions for Granulation Tissue


Note that the information provided here is designed to support, not replace, the relationship between the HPEN consumer and his or her physician. All issues, ideas, suggestions, etc. should be discussed with your health care provider prior to use. Medical information is reviewed by clinicians in a relevant field, but inclusion here does not imply endorsement by the Oley Foundation.

Many of these ideas were sent to us by Oley members. Where applicable, click on “member advice” to read the original suggestion.

Do you have another approach or product that works for you? Send your ideas to Lisa Metzger, metzgel@mail.amc.edu or The Oley Foundation, 214 Hun Memorial, MC-28, Albany Medical Center, Albany, NY 12208. We’d love to expand this useful resource.


  • Colloidal Silver: (member advice); a solution made up of small silver particles suspended in a liquid that, when applied to skin, may reduce discomfort.
  • Sof-Wick™ IV Sponge: (member advice); a soft and absorbent pad that can be used to absorb leakage, apply medications and creams or to simply clean around the affected area.
  • Tea Tree Oil: (member advice); an essential oil applied to skin with a cotton swab to help prevent and treat infection.
  • Triamcinolone Cream (Kenalog): (member advice) (member advice plus soap & water suggestion); cream applied directly on skin to treat redness, inflammation and discomfort from granulation tissue.
  • Toilet Tissue: (member advice)
  • Granulation Tissue Q&A

Updated 1/21/15
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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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