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A 29-year-old female asked:

Baby 9 months temp jumping between 38.3 and 38.8 for last 24 hours... what do i do?

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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 41 years experience
Hydrate well and...: That's a mild fever, likely caused by a virus. Fever is a key aspect of how we fight infection; microbes don't survive as well and our immune system works better. Lowering fever sabotages our immune system; don't try to bring it down but make sure baby stays well-hydrated. If it reaches 40 then give ibuprofen and sponge with lukewarm water to lower it and see a Dr.See https://tinyurl.com/y77uowys
Last updated Feb 1, 2019


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