G/GJ tubes: Hypertonic salt water soaks

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Learn about hypertonic salt water soaks, when they can be used and how to make your own.

Key points

  • A hypertonic salt water soak is a gauze that has been saturated with extra salty water.
  • Hypertonic salt water soaks may help reduce redness and swelling, and help with hypergranulation tissue.
  • Do not use saline solution as the salt concentration is too low.
  • You can apply hypertonic salt water soaks up to four times a day when your child is having problems with their stoma.
Last updated: September 17th 2019