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Rectal temp: No, just uncommon to have to take a temp that way in current times with current instrumentation. ...Read more
Would you know if you perforated toddlers colon by taking rectal temp? Is it hard to do? I took his temp yesterday. He said "ow" and cried.
Yes: Within hours the kid would be deathly ill as germs entered the area and an infection. It is exceedingly difficult to perforate the colon taking a temperature.I can't remember hearing or reading of a case ever in 3 decades. A little petroleum jelly on the thermometer helps it slide in easier. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Two-year-old was very crabby this evening and his rectal temp is 97.2 through 97.5. He usually runs a little higher. Is this normal temp. 10 pm here.
Thermometers: Certainly the temperature is not high (<100.5) and that is reassuring. You might want to try another thermometer: either one for ear or under that arm. I do not recommend doing rectal temperatures on 2 year olds. They are not cooperative enough and it could be dangerous. Being crabby could be the early sign of illness so watch closely for other signs and symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it normal for 2 yo to have a rectal temp of 97 right upon waking? He hates covers & kicks them off every night. It rises to normal within 1/2 hour.
Yes: 97 is in the normal range. If he is otherwise well, don't worry about his temperature so much! the human body does a great job of regulating these things. ...Read more
9mo registered 96°F rectal temp using two thermometers. Is there something wrong? She has been acting normal but had fever yesterday.
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: In infants the definition of fever is 100.4 (38C). If you have an infant under 3 months with that temperature, call your doctor or go to the ER. Beyond 3 months, call your doctor if the temperature reaches 102.2 (39C) or higher. Obviously, if your infant is vomiting, unable to arouse, or showing any other symptoms that concern you, call your doctor or go to the ER. Hope this helps! ...Read more
My son is 10 months and he has been very sweaty to the point it looks like i just gave him a bath. Rectal temp was 97.6. Should i be worried?
Keep room temp. low: Rarely, sweating can indicate an underlying condition. Babies with congenital heart problems will have trouble eating and begin to sweat as they work hard to eat. Nervous system disorders, breathing problems, genetic disorders or thyroid problems could also cause your baby to sweat excessively throughout the day. Usually, your baby will show other signs of illness: pale skin or poor weight gain. ...Read more
Was giving one of my children a rectal temp. Before i had a chance to wash it, his bro took thermometer and put it up nose. Worry about e. Coli?
It happens: Kids do crazy things sometimes. Something like this comes along that you never even though could happen in your home. Our skin/mucosal linings are there to protect us. In the event of redness in or around the nose and/or discharge, have your pediatrician take a look. Otherwise, remind him to never do that again. Take a deep breath, he'll be ok. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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