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Is your child overweight?

Children who are significantly overweight or obese are at risk of many future health problems as adults.  Here in Baton Rouge we evaluate, through our pediatricians with history, examination, and if necessary lab work.  We can help those who want to help their child and themselves lose weight or just to not gain any for […]

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Fireworks Safety

The 4th of July is a great day in American History.  We as Americans should all celebrate the freedoms we have and honor those that helped us achieve the freedoms.  Fireworks have been a popular way of celebrating Independence Day.  Please supervise your children when lighting your own fireworks.  We discourage parents from letting your […]

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Skin Infections, Abscesses, Boils, Impetigo

Warmer weather means more children are outside playing.  We typically see more skin infections, boils, abscesses, and impetigo in the summer months.  Many are now caused by a Staph bacteria (MRSA) and can be very serious if untreated.  We do not take these infections lightly and all skin infections should be evaluated in the office.  […]

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Pool and Beach Safety

The pool and the beach are great family outings.  We at Associates in Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine remind everyone to never leave children alone near a pool.  Keep rescue equipment (shepherd’s hook and life preserver) near the pool as well as a phone.  Avoid “floaties,” they are not a substitute for life vests and can […]

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Sunscreen for Children

The weather is warmer, the pool is open and trips to the beach are in the future.  Please remember to apply sunscreen to your child prior to going to the pool, beach or lake.  Use a sunscreen for children that has SPF of 15 or greater and PABA free.  Reapply every couple hours especially after […]

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Insect Repellants for Children

It is summer time and time to be outdoors.  We at Associates in Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine along with the AAP advocate for the use of insect repellants on kids over 2 months of age.  Insect repellants containing DEET up to concentration levels of 30% are safe to use in children over 2 months of […]

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Ear Piercing by Your Pediatrician

Ear piercing for girls in the lower ear lobe is a decision to be made by your daughter and you.  However, we at Associates in Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine in Baton Rouge,  think you should have it performed by someone you trust.  Dr. Brannon Perilloux, one of our pediatricians, performs ear piercings using 2 forms of […]

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Is it Colic, or Reflux, or just a Fussy Baby?

Your pediatrician should evaluate your baby if you think that he/she may have colic, reflux, or is just fussy.  Just knowing and having the peace of mind helps everyone.

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Parenting Advice by Pediatricians

Who is more qualified to give parenting advice than a pediatrician who evaluates and treats children and teens on a daily basis.  We have pediatricians with many years of experience with parenting advice, behavior modification, boundary limits, and child psychology.  See your pediatrician at Associates in Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine if you are in need […]

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Travel Medicine and Adult Vaccines

We at Associates in Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine now offer travel vaccines and adult vaccines to new and established patients.  If you are traveling abroad, going on a mission trip or any trip out of the United States, please check with us to determine if you need vaccines.  Have your vaccination record available if you […]

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