Dr. Lemelle has some important information for parents regarding influenza and the new H1N1 virus. Read what she has to say below:
Unlike seasonal flu, this new virus is occurring more frequently in persons younger than 25 years old, with children less than 5 years being at particularly high risk along with children who have chronic medical conditions.
Symptoms are very similar to those of seasonal flu: fever (>100.4), cough, sore throat, runny/stuffy nose, body aches, headache, chills, and fatigue. A significant number of people also have diarrhea and vomiting.
Most people who have been sick with this virus in the U.S. have recovered at home without treatment. However, parents should seek emergency medical care if their child becomes ill with certain warning signs. Also there are things parents can do to help keep their children healthy - wash hands, cover nose and mouth, avoid sick people, stay home if you become ill, avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
Stanocola Medical Center
Physicians Plaza I, 3rd and 4th floors
16777 Medical Center Dr.
Baton Rouge, LA 70816
HOURS: M-Th 8am-5pm; Fri 8am-12 noon
Stanocola Medical Center is located on the 3rd and 4th floors of Physicians Plaza I; featuring several different specialties and treating newborns through seniors.
Main phone: 225-926-7200
Alt. phone: 225-952-8700