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Cleaning my NG tube


Holding It Together
I am wondering if anyone has some good instructions for cleaning Jae's NG tube? She takes it out most mornings and replaces it each evening. She has had it going for 2 weeks now and it is started to get stinky in spite of washing it in warm soapy water and flushing it with clean water. Anyone?


Staff member
We were given a new NG tube for every week. Ask your GI to prescribe more, your DME will supply them. We were told if you are removing it daily, usually insurance will cover a new one every week.

We did the same thing as you did - washed with warm water and soap after pulling it out.