Is your child’s tube site looking irritated or leaking? Do you need to know how to care for the skin around the tube? This section of the website includes information on dealing with tube sites and stoma problems, such as granulation tissue, leakage, and infection.
If your child’s site has bubbly, red tissue around it, you may be dealing with granulation tissue. Red streaks or a smell may signal an infection. Leakage may be occurring from the tube or the site. This page will help you handle any of these common issues.
Once your child’s feeding tube is removed, sometimes the stoma does not close all the way on its own. This page describes how a typical site closes, and also outlines the process of surgical site closure, complete with a gallery of photographs detailing the process.