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A little about our office…

We at Associates in Pediatric and Adolescent in Baton Rouge are located on Goodwood Blvd across the street from the new public library.  We are now the only private group of pediatricians in our area.  Our pediatricians are very conveniently located for all those who live near Tara, Broadmoor, Capital Heights, LSU, and Jefferson Hwy […]

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How Does an Ear Infection Happen?

Ear infections are a VERY common condition in pediatrics. In fact, ear infections are the most common bacterial infection in children. $3 BILLION dollars are spent on ear infections each year. 80% of kiddos will have had an ear infection before kindergarten and most kids have one to three ear infections in the first years […]

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Molluscum- A Very Common Skin Rash in Children

Molluscum contagiosum is a viral infection that causes a benign skin rash that resembles a pimple or wart-like bump. They usually are soft and smooth with an indented center. Most commonly seen in children between 1 and 12 years old, molluscum can spread locally fairly rapidly. Molluscum lesions usually last 2-3 months, but because it […]

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Croup is Very Common in Children

Croup is characterized by a tight, low-pitched cough that often sounds like a barking seal or barking dog. Voice often becomes hoarse. Crying generally makes croup appear/sound worse. Croup is associated with “cold” symptoms and sometimes low grade fever. Treatment usually involves cool mist humidifiers, steam showers or exposure to cool air outside. Sometimes one […]

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Screen Use is Associated with Sleepiness During the Day

Research has shown children who have a television in their bedrooms have later bedtimes and shorter sleep duration. A new study shows similar sleep problems in children who have a “small screen,” such as a smartphone in their room. The study, “Sleep Duration, Restfulness, and Screens in the Sleep Environment,” published in the February 2015 […]

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Well Baby/Child Office Visits

Regular visits to the pediatrician are a key part of preventative health care.  At Associates in Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine in Baton Rouge, each visit our pediatricians will fully examine your child.  This checkup will give your child’s pediatrician a chance to: *Make sure your child is eating well, growing well, and is healthy. *Update immunizations. *Track […]

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ADHD Drug Use in Children Not Linked to Adult Height

An analysis of more than 1,000 children with and without attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder found that neither the diagnosis itself nor stimulant treatment was associated with substantial differences in adult height.  The findings appear in the September 2014 journal “Pediatrics”.  We at Associates in Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine in Baton Rouge and Zachary are equipped to evaluate […]

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Picky Eaters?

Do you have a child who is a picky eater?  A non-vegetable eater? Try the vegetable rub below that Dr. Perilloux uses on broccoli, asparagus, carrots, green beans, squash, anything.  Even this pediatrician’s kids were very picky at one time, now they will eat asparagus, broccoli and others. Put a little olive oil or canola […]

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Asthma Prevention Tips

1. Don’t burn incense or candles in the home.  They put out soot and debris in the air and can trigger asthma attacks. 2. Vacuum frequently (2x/week) and keep kids out of those rooms for at least 30 minutes after vacuuming. 3. Strong cleansers can trigger attacks.  Vent areas while cleaning and afterward. 4. Adults […]

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We have Spanish Translation Available

If you would rather communicate to our pediatricians in Spanish, we have personnel available that are very capable of translating between you and the pediatrician.

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