A 19-year-old female asked:
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is 98.7 fever for a 4 month old baby?

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Dr. Jeoffrey Wolens
27 years experience Pediatrics
Normal temperature: Normal temperature is 98.6 and can fluctuate around this level. Fever is a significant elevation above that. Most physicians start using 100.3 or 100.5 as the temperature where a child begins to have a fever. Therefore 98.7 is a normal temperature for any child or adult.
Answered on Sep 13, 2014
Dr. Tanya Russo
25 years experience Pediatrics
100.4: A rectal temperature of 100.4 or higher is considered fever in an infant or child.
Answered on Jun 11, 2015
Dr. Rodrigo Argenal
22 years experience Pediatrics
Part of body: The short answer is no. However, make sure you are taking it properly. The most reliable way to check it is rectaly
Answered on Sep 13, 2014

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Dr. Marion Mcfarland
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101: Or higher.

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