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Low Grade Fever Hypothyroidism
Febrile: Yes. It is.Get a more detailed answer ›
Poor Expression: I hear this expression very often. In peediatrics, any temperature under 100.5f is considered normal. Over is considered elevated. The "low grade" expression refers to elevations over 98.6f of a degree or 2. These are not really "fevers".
That's normal.: That would actually be a normal temperature.
Low grade fever: The normal body temperature is 37 degrees centigrade. Anything above 37. 5 degrees centigrade is consider a low grade temperature.See 1 more doctor answer
Yes it can: Depending on circumstances, a temp of 99, 5 F with allergic rhinitis can occur.
No: Not unless you are exercising too much.
Perhaps: An infection in the hip, especially a prosthetic hip, could initially present with fever and pain.
Get seen urgently: I recommend this child be seen urgently in a pediatric ER setting. I don't like the description of the mental status. Even if this were a low-grade viral infection of upper respiratory tract, ear, or G.I. the baby should still be irritable, cranky, and feeding. Pack an overnight bag and get to the ER would be my recommendation.
Fever and pregnancy: It is never "normal" to have an elevated temperature, and certainly not in pregnancy. Low grade is defined as 100 degrees or a little less, and may be due to a urinary tract infection, so it is best to investigate: see your healthcare provider to be certain, and do not delay.