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How would I know if I am caring for my feeding tube and the skin around it the right way?

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Dr. Frank Mayo
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
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In brief: Skin looks normal

The skin around the g tube is soft not red or inflamed or dry and scaly.
There is no discharge present and no pain or bleeding.

In brief: Skin looks normal

The skin around the g tube is soft not red or inflamed or dry and scaly.
There is no discharge present and no pain or bleeding.
Dr. Frank Mayo
Dr. Frank Mayo
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Dr. Carolyn Messere
Make sure you have followup with your doctor go have your g-tube checked regularly. You may even qualify for home nursing care if you are home-bound and have insurance that covers that.
Dr. Joseph Ortiz
Internal Medicine

In brief: No redness

If you are not experiencing pain , redness or discharge from the feeding tube site .
And if the tube feeds enter without signs of obstruction- it is likely not infected and functioning fine, and being cared for properly.

In brief: No redness

If you are not experiencing pain , redness or discharge from the feeding tube site .
And if the tube feeds enter without signs of obstruction- it is likely not infected and functioning fine, and being cared for properly.
Dr. Joseph Ortiz
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