A 12-year-old female asked:
Disclaimer

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
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

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month

Related questions:

A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Judith Tellerman
41 years experience Clinical Psychology
Coronavirus: Small children can get coronavirus. First self-isolate. If your daughter's symptoms get worse please go to a Doctor to find out what type of virus or ... Read More
2
2 thanks
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Not unusual: The time between illnesses is not unusual as these issues often come up sequentially in season. I would wonder if she has strep now, a bacterial illne ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Goldstein
21 years experience Pediatrics
Cough: This could be the flu or another viral illness. It could also be a bacterial illness such as strep throat or even pneumonia. I recommend you consult w ... Read More
6
6 thanks
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
40 years experience Pediatrics
Sounds like : A viral rash . Need to observe further . It may be self limiting or it may get worst. If you are having other signs and symptoms along with the rash , ... Read More

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month