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Odor Problem

I recently had a new J-tube placed. It is the kind that is just popped into the opening and held in place by a balloon. It is working just fine for me, but unfortunately it puts off a terrible odor.

Do you have any suggestions as to what I could do to reduce this horrible smell? Some days it seems to be worse than others, not sure why. Maybe it’s just that I’m more distracted and just don’t notice the scent.

—Sue McKallor
(410) 721-3075 or smc@riva.net

 

Oley’s Medical and Research Director thought the odor is likely stemming from residual formula and/or medications stuck to the inside wall of her tube. We recommend cleaning the residuals out of the tube by squeezing it between two fingers and running them along the length of the tube from the site to the end; disposing of the gunk that comes out, then flushing with water. A similar technique is to place the tube on a table and run a flat, blunt object along the tube to squeeze out the residuals.


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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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