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None: Although uncomfortable and there are other accurate ways to measure body temperature as one gets older, it can always be done. ...Read more
Kids temperature: Under arm temp is never reliable. Only strictly use rectal temp for kids (they are too young to protest!). Older kids can use buccal thermometer. When you take the temp, please always take many times daily as the temp is always higher at night when anybody has a high temperature. And please write down all the temps taken to bring to your doctor. Never tell the doc : i did not take my temp". ...Read more
For accuracy...: ...It's where the sun don't shine (rectal); for comfort, any of the others. Knowing the exact temperature is really not that important beyond 2 months of age. ...Read more
If under 8 weeks: Fever of 100.8 in the first 8 weeks should be evaluated immediately by a physician.After that point the need for evaluation is less and more dependent on other symptoms.Failure to wet diapers at least every 6 hours, lethergy, or an unwillingness to feed or play some would warrent a regular office visit. ...Read more
Other symptoms...: What age? If < 3 months old, call doc now. If toddler, fever of 102 is not dangerous. I would get more concerned if the child had other symptoms like: breathing difficulty, extreme tiredness (lethargy), dehydration (lots of vomiting and diarrhea without being able to drink), or very stiff neck. If not ill appearing, treating with Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen ok. If still unsure, call pediatrician. ...Read more
Other symptoms are ?: The average 5 yo will go thru 5-7 viral respiratory & GI illnesses per year, many of which will generate fever upwards of 102-103.It is a normal response to illness & doesn't signal severity of a problem.If the kid is playful, taking fluids well & has no scary complaints, the best person to evaluate the child is your regular dr. If quiet, refusing fluids, in obvious pain or showing scary sx go. ...Read more
98.8+temperature+child+in+celsius, child is four years old and feels tired and with a headache. Should i take her to the doctor?
Yes: Child needs to be evaluated by physician. ...Read more
Do you think I should take my child who has a 104.3 temperature, I gave him Tylenol (acetaminophen) and Benadryl to the ER which is closer or PEDIATRICIAN?
ANY: If you believe your baby is sick enough that a trip to the ER is needed, just go. The fever in minor illness for a 5 month old can range from normal to 104+, and reflects the strong response baby is having to illness, it does not dictate how serious it is.Failing to feed, drink, play, respond to you are more predictive of serious illness. ...Read more
Baby temperature is 37.5 degree, her last reading dropped to 37.4 degrees. When should I take her to hospital to be checked by Dr?
Temps are normal.: What you have described in your question are normal body temperatures. However, I do not know the clinical circumstances surrounding your question. Regardless of the body temperature, if your baby is sick that he or she should be evaluated by a pediatrician, in an ED or Office. ...Read more
Where is the best place to take temperature on my 21 month old baby and what thermometer is best?
In the bottom.: Your toddler may not like it, but at this age, a rectal temperature is the most accurate. Digital thermometers are easy to find at the drug store; just make sure that it's a rectal one (they're labeled). Apply some petroleum jelly or KY jelly on the tip before inserting it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Baby temperature is 37.5 degree, she's 4 weeks old. When should I take her to hospital to be checked by Dr?
My baby is 14 months and has a temperature of 39, he also doesn’t want to eat.Is this teething symptoms or should I take him to a dr?
Teething: A temperature over 38.5 is probably not attributable to teething. an appointment with a Pediatrician would be advisable. Also, it is recommended that ALL children have their 1st Dental Examination by their 1st b'day. See a Pediatric Dental Specialist (Pedodontist) for all the same reasons you have chosen a Pediatric Medical Specialist, a Pediatrician, rather than a GP. ...Read more
My baby is 4 months old, I want to know what temperature is actually a fever? Is 37.5 a fever? And do I need to take her to emergency if she has one?
Other symptoms?: Your child has a fever if: The rectal temperature is over 100.4F (38 Celsius). For children less than 4 or 5 years old, the rectum is the best way to check for fever.Or the ear temperature is over 99 F(37.2 Celsius). You can use an ear thermometer if your child is over 6 months old.-Or the temperature taken by mouth is over 99.5F. need to know the symptoms for deciding if she needs to go to ER. ...Read more
Not particularly: This would not be considered a fever at any age. If this is actually a skin surface temperature rather than core and the kid is less than 8 wks old a visit would be needed. We can be more specific with our response when you provide more detailed information with your questions. ...Read more
1 month old baby 36.2 temperature won't stop crying. Pooped today but won't take a bottle at this time.
Needs to be checked: 1 month old baby with normal temp of 36.2c, and cintinyuing ti cry and refusing to feed needs to be checked, to find what is wrong.Crying for a short period or when hungry or constipated or havin intestinal colic or gassy is not abnormal and is expected but crying constantly and refusing to feed needs evaluation by your babies pediatrician. ...Read more
My baby’s temperature has been 39.7 for the last few hours. Should I take her m to the hospital? He is on an antibiotic, should I wait for it to work?
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