If your child has a feeding tube then you know about granulation tissue. For those of you who don’t, according to biology dictionary, “Granulation tissue is reddish connective tissue that forms on the surface of a wound when the wound is healing”. This tissue forms around the feeding tube site at random times and can grow quickly.
Now that we have that out of the way, I will be the first to say it’s not a pretty sight to see. I’m sure it’s uncomfortable for McKenzie so I try not to make a big deal out of it. When she has granulation tissue, it’s very sensitive and she doesn’t want me touching or cleaning the area…basically it’s a fight with a lot of crying in the process…from both of us.
Normally, when granulation tissue forms I would make an appointment with the GI surgeon to have them remove it with Silver Nitrate that burns off the granulation. McKenzie hated that as well and I can’t say I blame her. We used the steroid creams as well but nothing prevents it growing back.
Mind you that’s a $60 copay for the visit plus whatever the total cost of the visit. To my surprise her doctor told me about GranuLotion, an over-the-counter product used to help treat granulation tissue at home. The treatment works by making the osmosis process work for you. Its patented Activated Astringent technology collapses excess tissue cells, leaving a clear, dry site.
Sounds good, right? $50 for a pack of 5. I smiled and said ok but was like FML in my head. The packs are small and if your little one gets granulation tissue often you can go through the packs pretty fast BUT still cheaper than a visit to the doctor. So I bit the bullet and ordered and let me tell you…it works! I saw immediate results after just one treatment…no BS.
When your child needs something and it works the price doesn’t matter. Sooooo I’ve already purchased a few more treatment packs and they are on sale right now for $35! GranuLotion is safe, gentle and highly effective. No tears…no fighting…no fussing and I even gave her a clean q-tip to “help” me.