View Full Version : Neck a Mess
07-12-2008, 07:21 PM
I know strange title, but I don't have any other way to explain Natalie's neck. Her stoma looks ok. Slightly red, nothing new there. But her neck is a mess. We used to use traditional string and moleskin, we changed it every other day. We switched about a week ago to Dale duck velcro ties. Seemed to help b/c we changed and washed her neck daily. Now her other side is a mess. Stinky, red, seaty. I don't know what to do. Never had this problem in the hospital. She is actually batting at the side of her neck that is gross. Any and all suggestions welcome please.
07-12-2008, 07:27 PM
? I'm wondering about yeast, keep it clean and dry, try some lotrimin cream.
Never a bad idea to get it looked at, the other thing I would worry about would be a bacterial infection....
07-13-2008, 12:25 AM
I was wondering about yeast too. Tommy's neck will get red, tacky to the touch and stink to high heavens when he's got a yeasty neck. I alternate between nystatin powder or cream one day and then bacitracin or triple antibiotic the next for about a week, washing and drying thoroughly before applying. Fresh ties every 24 hours too.
07-13-2008, 07:27 AM
We use a paste compounded by our pharmacy. It's lidocaine for numbing pain, balmex for protection, and nystatin for yeast control. It works like a charm!! I promise!
Your pedi would have to call it in.
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