A 12-year-old female asked:
my daughter had the flu and it seems to be over but still has a low grade fever of 99.5, and a mild sore throat. why would 99.5 still be lingering?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Melissa Gowans answered
20 years experience Pediatrics
Not a fever: I know we are all taught growing up that a normal temperature is 98.6, but that's an average. In the world of pediatrics anything less than 100.4 is considered within normal range. While you may be used to your child having a temperature lower than her current 99.5 it's still considered okay.
Answered on Feb 22, 2015
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