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9mo registered 96f rectal temp using two thermometers. is there something wrong? she has been acting normal but had fever yesterday.

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Dr. Shalini Sethi answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

No : normal body temperature ranges . If she is acting fine don't worry .

Answered 4/22/2015

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A little low: A rectal temp of 96 in an infant is a bit on the low side. Although infections typically present with HIGH temperature, some present with a LOW one. This situation is unlikely in the face of a well appearing child, but a trip to the pediatrician for reassurance wouldn't be a bad idea.

Answered 5/3/2015

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