Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Blue Diaper Syndrome Treatment

Treatment for blue diaper syndrome includes:

  • Low tryptophan diet
  • Avoid foods that contain tryptophan:
  • Milk
  • Yogurt
  • Eggs
  • Meat
  • Nuts
  • Beans
  • Fish
  • Cheese

Blue Diaper Syndrome Questions For Doctor

The following are some important questions to ask before and after the treatment of blue diaper syndrome.

Questions to ask before treatment:

  • What are my treatment options?
  • What are the risks associated with treatment?
  • What are the complications I should watch for?
  • How long will I be on medication?
  • What are the potential side effects of my medication?
  • Does my medication interact with nonprescription medicines or supplements?
  • Should I take my medication with food?

Questions to ask after treatment:
  • Do I need to change my diet?
  • When can I resume my normal activities?
  • How often will I need to see my doctor for checkups?
  • Will my other children have this condition?
  • What local support and other resources are available?

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Last Updated: Dec 2, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Blue Diaper Syndrome References
  1. Libit SA, Ulstrom RA, Doeden D. Fecal pseudomonas aeruginosa as a cause of the blue diaper syndrome. J Pediatr. 1972 Sep;81(3):546-7. [4626127]
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