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what to do if my daughter if 15 and she has a 100.6 fever. what should i do?

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Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Fever: that is a mild fever and can be caused by simple viruses etc. Fevers should still be treated though, even mild, with Tylenol (acetaminophen) (Acetominophen) or Ibuprophen (Advil/Motrin). If it keeps returning, check for possible causes-sore throat, ear pain, sinus pressure - which could all be signs of infections, etc. Then see a dr. as needed. Best wishes.
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Observe: How is she feeling? If the fever is low-grade (less than 102), you can usually treat her with Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen. If she has other symptoms- vomiting, pain, sore throat, or other concerns, she should see her doctor.

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My daughter got shots yesterday in the area were she got them its very red swollen and hot she also has a fever is this normal?

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A 20-year-old female asked about a female:

Two week old daughter has temp 99.8, online says up to 100.3 is normal, but she's usually 98.2, so hotter then normal for her. Does she have a fever?

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Dr. Robert Pearson-Martinez
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Not based on that : There's a range of normal, and there's normal variation, too, so her temp is not going to be constant every time you check it. In any event, we would not consider a temperature of 99.8 a fever, although it would be important to be sure it's an accurate measurement, as there's not that big a difference between 99.8 and 100.4.
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My daughter has a cold and her fever keeps going down to 96.4 the lowest it's gone down to was 95.3 is that OK or should she be seen by a doctor?

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Dr. John cuong Doan
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Yes any time: there is hypothermia or low temperatures (especially if measured correctly e.g. rectal/ auricular) there should be some concern. Given that she had a fever prior to this, I would bring her to a pediatrician to have her checked out to make sure she does not have an overwhelming infection. But usually it is a sign of suboptimal temperature measurement or over-exposure to the elements.

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