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A 28-year-old female asked:

8yr old had fever of 99.5 early today. when he went to bed at 9p fever was gone. one hour later, i checked it axillary, it was 97.5. is that normal?

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Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Yes: 99.5 is actually considered at the high end of normal. Normal temperatures run between 97 - 99.5 with 98.6 as the middle of the bell curve. Also, night time is normally when or temps are at their highest, even when not ill.
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