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What Kind of Patients Need to Use a Nasal Feeding Tube?

1. Who needs to use a nasal feeding tube?


Nasal feeding tube refers to the method of inserting the nasal feeding tube into the stomach through the nasal cavity during nasal feeding, and injecting liquid food, water and medicine from the tube. Under normal circumstances, it is used for patients who cannot take food by mouth. By nasal feeding tube supply food and medicine to maintain the patient's nutrition and treatment needs.


The nasal feeding tube is mainly targeted at patients: (1) comatose patients; (2) patients with oral diseases or oral surgery, patients with dysphagia caused by upper gastrointestinal tumors; (3) patients who cannot open their mouths, such as patients with tetanus; (4) other patients, such as pemature babies, those who are critically ill or refuse to eat.


In summary, for patients who cannot eat, do not want to eat, and do not eat, we can use a nasal feeding tube to give nasal feeding to maintain the patient's nutrition and treatment needs.


2. So under what circumstances can you not use a nasal feeding tube?


In the process of nasal feeding, we need to slowly insert the nasal feeding tube into the stomach from the patient's nasal cavity through the esophagus. Therefore, the patient suffers from esophageal varices, esophageal obstruction and other diseases, and the nasal feeding method is contraindicated.


When the patient suffers from esophageal varices, we continue to insert the nasal feeding tube, which is easy to rupture the varicose veins; if there is an esophageal obstruction, reintubation is also easy to cause problems. In addition, patients with upper gastrointestinal bleeding, nasal cavity and esophagus surgery are also prohibited to use under normal circumstances.

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