Sarah - posted on 04/27/2009 ( 26 moms have responded )
My son just got his g-tube 2 weeks ago. We are cleaning it once a day with a peroxide saline mix, and then a second time with just saline. We use Bacitracin during both cleanings, and a gauze dressing around the site. Overall, the site looks like it is healing well, but one side seems to be more red and irritated than the rest, and is a bit oozy, although not infected. I was wondering if anyone had any advice on what we might be able to do to lessen the irritated area? How long can we expect the site to look a bit red?