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Measles

Measles (rubeola) is an extremely contagious disease. News reports from the CDC and others are indicating that the Winter 2019 Measles outbreak that started in Washington state, has spread to at least 18 other states, including Texas, specifically many cases in the Houston area. While we in Baton Rouge have not yet seen a recent […]

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Infant Sleep Training

Does your baby wake throughout the night?  Is she very difficult to get to sleep?  Does your toddler leave his room at night and try to get in your bed? Our pediatricians in Baton Rouge are very experienced with solving infant sleep problems.  In addition to examining the child for any physical reasons for poor […]

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Allergy Testing

Do you or your child have chronic or seasonal allergies? Recurrent runny nose, watery eyes, congestion, Eczema, Atopic dermatitis, itchy skin?  Are you or your child often on Claritin, Zyrtec, Allegra, Singulair, Flonase or Nasacort?  We are now performing needle free skin testing for environmental allergies.  The total testing time takes about 30 min and […]

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New Polio-like illness emerging in the United States

Acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) is an illness characterized by acute onset of flaccid limb weakness and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showing lesions in the gray matter of the spinal cord. AFM has been under investigation by health departments and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for the past 4 years. Surveillance has shown […]

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IS IT ADHD or NOT?

Have teachers mentioned that your child isn’t doing well in school this new school year?  Have they mentioned ” ADHD “? Maybe it is ADHD, maybe it’s NOT ADHD.  We at Associates in Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, evaluate, diagnose, and treat new and established patients for ADHD. The evaluation requires a couple of questionnaires and a […]

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Prenatal Visits

Drs Elofson, Fakouri, Perilloux and Cook offer FREE prenatal visits by appointment.  (225) 928-0967 A prenatal visit with the pediatrician is especially important for first-time parents or families who are new to the practice; single parents; women with a high-risk pregnancy or who are experiencing pregnancy complications or multiple gestations; and parents whose previous pregnancies […]

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International Travel Medicine

We provide information and immunizations for adults and children traveling out of the country, for mission trips, adventure or vacation. The initial consultation about travel abroad should occur at least six weeks before the patient’s departure to allow time for booster immunizations and assessment of any adverse reactions. New Patients, young children to older adults […]

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Influenza Vaccine

A vaccination effectiveness (VE) study published today, 2/15/18, in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report shows that flu vaccines were 36% effective overall against influenza A and B, which means a vaccinated person reduced his or her risk of getting sick with the flu by about one third.  However, the data show that VE against the season’s dominant strain, the […]

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In Office Allergy Testing Now Available

  Do you or your child have chronic or seasonal allergies? Recurrent runny nose, watery eyes, congestion, Eczema, Atopic dermatitis, itchy skin?  Are you or your child often on Claritin, Zyrtec, Allegra, Singulair, Flonase or Nasacort?  We are now performing needle free skin testing for environmental allergies.  The total testing time takes about 30 min […]

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Tongue Ties

What is a Tongue Tie? Tongue Tie (Ankyloglossia) is a condition present at birth, restricts the tongue’s range of motion. With tongue tie, an unusually short, thick or tight band of tissue (lingual frenulum) tethers the bottom of the tongue’s tip to the floor of the mouth. A person who has tongue-tie might have difficulty […]

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