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  • matthew55
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    I'm very happy today because my stomach has gone back in. Salt scrub and salt liberally pilled with an acne patch. Changed twice a day. Now I just need to get rid of the red patch. 😁

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  • denise
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    Udder cream. Everything goes πŸ˜πŸ™„πŸ˜„

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  • matthew55
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    Salt swabs and of all things acne patches. It seems your never too old. 😁

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  • denise
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    Im happy if they are. Best help we've had to be honest 😊

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  • Ellie
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    Originally posted by denise View Post
    Ok now I'm worried what am I looking for?
    You'll know if it's hypergranulation tissue, it looks raw and red and, as Matthew said, it's as if his inside came out (which, in essence, it is what happens, the inside tissue is irritated and keeps growing)


    Originally posted by denise View Post
    Stephens looked a bit brown this morning but just checked by nurses who seemed to think it's ok.
    What was brown? If it's a bit of ooze, that's pretty normal, providing there's no pain. But you did the right thing in checking it out, if it gave you peace of mind x

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  • Ellie
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    Originally posted by GaryM View Post
    She said one treatment was to sprinkle table salt on it and then wash it off soon after.
    Literally, rubbing salt in the wound πŸ˜„πŸ˜„

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  • GaryM
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    Originally posted by matthew55 View Post
    For quite a long time I have had no issue with my PEG site. Until now that is. I seem to have the inside of my tummy coming out of my hole. The hospital wasn't bothered about it but it's starting to worry me. Just the way my luck is going these days. πŸ˜‰
    When I was in Wythenshawe I spoke with their PEG specialist nurse and she said it looks like pink broccoli. She said one treatment was to sprinkle table salt on it and then wash it off soon after. As you're normally one for experimentation, it might be worth a try.

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  • jd58
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    My peg split water squirting out district nurses came to replace 2 months after it should be replaced .

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  • matthew55
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    Thanks mate πŸ‘

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  • denise
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    Ok now I'm worried what am I looking for? Stephens looked a bit brown this morning but just checked by nurses who seemed to think it's ok. πŸ€”

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  • Ellie
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    Oh, my own fave is the old-fashioned silver nitrate stick, the use of which now is generally frowned upon, but my excellent, old-school community nurse used it the one and only time I had hypergranulation tissue, and it was completely banished for good πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

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  • Ellie
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    That’s hypergranulation tissue, try to get rid of it before it becomes chronic. Check there's nothing putting tension on the tube causing rubbing, check too for foreign bodies causing irritation.

    Common treatments are: (everybody has their favourites, I don't think there is a clear winner!)


    Regular salt washes, it may sting - not with tissue or cotton wool, use something which won’t shed fibres.
    Use a hydrocolloid dressing on the tissue, cut to size if needed. (widely available if you're going down the DIY route)
    Use a low-grade steroid cream.
    Use impregnated tape (think these need a script?)

    Good luck x

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  • matthew55
    started a topic It had to happen

    It had to happen

    For quite a long time I have had no issue with my PEG site. Until now that is. I seem to have the inside of my tummy coming out of my hole. The hospital wasn't bothered about it but it's starting to worry me. Just the way my luck is going these days. πŸ˜‰
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