G/GJ tubes: Hypertonic salt water soaksGG/GJ tubes: Hypertonic salt water soaksG/GJ tubes: Hypertonic salt water soaksEnglishGastrointestinal;OtherAdult (19+);Teen (13-18 years)Abdomen;Stomach;Small IntestineDigestive systemNon-drug treatmentAdult (19+) CaregiversNA2019-09-17T04:00:00ZHolly Norgrove, RN, BScN5.0000000000000084.5000000000000470.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>Learn about hypertonic salt water soaks, when they can be used and how to make your own.<br></p><p>A hypertonic salt water soak is a gauze that has been saturated with extra salty water.</p><p>If you are having problems with your child’s stoma, such as <a href="/Article?contentid=2906&language=English">redness or swelling</a>, or if there is <a href="/Article?contentid=3019&language=English">hypergranulation tissue</a>. Hypergranualtion tissue is bumpy or swollen tissue that is wet and often bleeds easily. It can also be painful. Applying hypertonic salt water soaks to hypergranulation tissue might help it heal. </p><p>The extra salt in a hypertonic salt water soak helps to pull moisture away from the tissue, dry the skin, and reduce the swelling and redness. This is the first step to prevent or treat hypergranulation tissue.</p><p>Some people refer to these as “saline soaks,” but this is not correct because saline solution is not salty enough. If you see saline in a store for purchase, do not buy or use it to treat hypergranulation tissue — it does not have the correct salt concentration.</p><h2>Key points</h2><ul><li>A hypertonic salt water soak is a gauze that has been saturated with extra salty water.</li><li>Hypertonic salt water soaks may help reduce redness and swelling, and help with hypergranulation tissue.</li><li>Do not use saline solution as the salt concentration is too low.</li><li>You can apply hypertonic salt water soaks up to four times a day when your child is having problems with their stoma.</li></ul><h2>Making your own hypertonic salt water soak</h2><p>Here’s how to make your own hypertonic salt water soak:</p><ol class="akh-steps"><li>Mix 2 teaspoons of table salt with 1 cup of warm water in a clean cup or bowl until the salt dissolves.</li><li> <figure> <img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/G_tube_dressing_application_01_MED_ILL_EN.jpg" alt="Cutting a y-shape into a square of gauze" /> </figure> <p>Cut the shape of a “Y” into a piece of gauze.</p></li><li>Soak the gauze in the salt water, then squeeze out some of the water so the gauze is not dripping wet. </li><li>Place the wet gauze on the skin around the feeding tube and leave it there until the gauze cools. This will take about 5 to 10 minutes. Do not let the gauze dry. If the gauze is too dry, it may pull at the stoma and cause pain when being removed.</li><li>Once the gauze is cool, remove it and leave the stoma open to the air to dry. You do not need to wash the salt off the skin afterward.</li></ol><p>You can apply hypertonic salt water soaks up to four times per day when your child is having problems with their stoma.</p><p>If there are signs of infection such as redness, swelling or pain at the site, call or visit your doctor for assessment.</p><p>Your child does not need to go to the emergency department to be treated for hypergranulation tissue.</p><h2>At SickKids</h2><p>If your child is a SickKids patient, contact the G Tube Resource Nurse with any concerns.</p><h3>G Tube Resource Nurse contact info:</h3><p>Phone 416-813-7177</p><p>g.tubenurse@sickkids.ca</p>
Sondes G et GJ : Traitements en eau salée hypertoniqueSSondes G et GJ : Traitements en eau salée hypertoniqueG/GJ tubes: Hypertonic salt water soaksFrenchGastrointestinal;OtherChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)Abdomen;Stomach;Small IntestineDigestive systemNon-drug treatmentAdult (19+) CaregiversNA2015-09-07T04:00:00ZHolly Norgrove, RN, BScN6.9000000000000075.7000000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>Apprenez-en sur les traitements en eau salée hypertonique, à quels usages ils sont destinés et comment fabriquer votre propre solution.</p><p>Une gaze imprégnée à saturation d’eau très salée est la base d’un traitement en eau salée hypertonique.<br></p><h2>À retenir</h2><ul><li>Une gaze imprégnée à saturation d’eau très salée est la base d’un traitement en eau salée hypertonique.</li><li>Le traitement aide à réduire la rougeur et l’enflure ainsi que le tissu de granulation.</li><li>N’utilisez pas de solution saline car la concentration en sel est trop faible.</li><li>En cas de problèmes avec la stomie, le traitement peut être utilisé jusqu’à quatre fois par jour.</li></ul><h2>Fabrication de votre propre solution d’eau salée hypertonique</h2><p>Comment procéder :</p><ol class="akh-steps fr-steps"><li>Mélangez deux cuillères à thé de sel à une tasse d’eau chaude dans un contenant ou un bol propre jusqu’à ce que le sel soit dissous.</li><li> <figure><img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/G_tube_dressing_application_01_MED_ILL_EN.jpg" alt="" /> </figure> <p>Coupez la gaze de manière à lui donner une forme de « Y ».</p></li><li>Trempez la gaze dans la solution.</li><li>Déposez la gaze humide sur la peau qui entoure la sonde d’alimentation et laissez-la en place jusqu’à ce qu’elle refroidisse. Ce qui nécessitera environ de 5 à 10 minutes. Ne laissez pas sécher la gaze. Si elle est trop sèche, elle pourrait exercer une tension sur la stomie en tirant sur la peau et provoquer de la douleur.</li><li>Une fois la gaze refroidie, retirez-la et exposez la stomie à l’air libre pour qu’elle sèche. Il n’est pas nécessaire d’essuyer la peau pour enlever le sel.</li></ol><p>Vous pouvez répéter la procédure jusqu’à quatre fois par jour si la stomie cause des problèmes.</p><p>Si des signes d’infection comme de la rougeur, de l’enflure ou de la douleur se manifestent, appelez ou consultez le médecin pour obtenir une évaluation.</p><h2>À l’hôpital SickKids</h2><p>Si votre enfant est un patient de SickKids, communiquez avec l’infirmier-ressource pour les sondes G en cas de préoccupations quelconques.</p><h3>Coordonnées de l’infirmier-ressource :</h3><p>Numéro de téléphone : 416 813 7177</p><p>Téléavertisseur : 416 377 1271</p><p>g.tubenurse@sickkids.ca</p><p>Après les heures de travail ou pendant les fins de semaine, il faudra vous présenter au sevice des urgences pour obtenir une méthode de rechange pour l’alimentation et l’administration de médicaments et de liquides.</p>

 

 

 

 

G/GJ tubes: Hypertonic salt water soaks2907.00000000000G/GJ tubes: Hypertonic salt water soaksG/GJ tubes: Hypertonic salt water soaksGEnglishGastrointestinal;OtherAdult (19+);Teen (13-18 years)Abdomen;Stomach;Small IntestineDigestive systemNon-drug treatmentAdult (19+) CaregiversNA2019-09-17T04:00:00ZHolly Norgrove, RN, BScN5.0000000000000084.5000000000000470.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>Learn about hypertonic salt water soaks, when they can be used and how to make your own.<br></p><p>A hypertonic salt water soak is a gauze that has been saturated with extra salty water.</p><p>If you are having problems with your child’s stoma, such as <a href="/Article?contentid=2906&language=English">redness or swelling</a>, or if there is <a href="/Article?contentid=3019&language=English">hypergranulation tissue</a>. Hypergranualtion tissue is bumpy or swollen tissue that is wet and often bleeds easily. It can also be painful. Applying hypertonic salt water soaks to hypergranulation tissue might help it heal. </p><p>The extra salt in a hypertonic salt water soak helps to pull moisture away from the tissue, dry the skin, and reduce the swelling and redness. This is the first step to prevent or treat hypergranulation tissue.</p><p>Some people refer to these as “saline soaks,” but this is not correct because saline solution is not salty enough. If you see saline in a store for purchase, do not buy or use it to treat hypergranulation tissue — it does not have the correct salt concentration.</p><h2>Key points</h2><ul><li>A hypertonic salt water soak is a gauze that has been saturated with extra salty water.</li><li>Hypertonic salt water soaks may help reduce redness and swelling, and help with hypergranulation tissue.</li><li>Do not use saline solution as the salt concentration is too low.</li><li>You can apply hypertonic salt water soaks up to four times a day when your child is having problems with their stoma.</li></ul><h2>Making your own hypertonic salt water soak</h2><p>Here’s how to make your own hypertonic salt water soak:</p><ol class="akh-steps"><li>Mix 2 teaspoons of table salt with 1 cup of warm water in a clean cup or bowl until the salt dissolves.</li><li> <figure> <img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/G_tube_dressing_application_01_MED_ILL_EN.jpg" alt="Cutting a y-shape into a square of gauze" /> </figure> <p>Cut the shape of a “Y” into a piece of gauze.</p></li><li>Soak the gauze in the salt water, then squeeze out some of the water so the gauze is not dripping wet. </li><li>Place the wet gauze on the skin around the feeding tube and leave it there until the gauze cools. This will take about 5 to 10 minutes. Do not let the gauze dry. If the gauze is too dry, it may pull at the stoma and cause pain when being removed.</li><li>Once the gauze is cool, remove it and leave the stoma open to the air to dry. You do not need to wash the salt off the skin afterward.</li></ol><p>You can apply hypertonic salt water soaks up to four times per day when your child is having problems with their stoma.</p><p>If there are signs of infection such as redness, swelling or pain at the site, call or visit your doctor for assessment.</p><p>Your child does not need to go to the emergency department to be treated for hypergranulation tissue.</p><h2>At SickKids</h2><p>If your child is a SickKids patient, contact the G Tube Resource Nurse with any concerns.</p><h3>G Tube Resource Nurse contact info:</h3><p>Phone 416-813-7177</p><p>g.tubenurse@sickkids.ca</p>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/G_tube_dressing_application_01_MED_ILL_EN.jpgG/GJ tubes: Hypertonic salt water soaksFalse