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What is the normal temperature of an infant?

What is the normal temperature of an infant?

Depends: It depends how you take the temperature/ a rectal temperature can be from 97.6 to 99.6 and still be normal. Tempreatures taken in the armpit are generally a degree lower. ...Read more

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What is considered a high temperature in an infant 9 months old?

What is considered a high temperature in an infant 9 months old?

Condition not temp: Kids febrile response to illness is more a gauge of how well their body rejects the germs than how serious the illness.I've had kids with 105 giggling & running down the hallway while some with 100.4 couldn't move without pain.Any kid with sustained t >102 for >12hrs deserves a dr visit.I am more concerned about taking fluids, wet diapers & play.A 7yo with 107 last yr with flu did quite well. ...Read more

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What is a healthy temperature range for an infant?

What is a healthy temperature range for an infant?

Temperature: A fever in an infant is generally considered to be a temperature of 100.5 F or greater. This is particularly important for children under 6-8 weeks of age. Conversely a low temperature of ...Read more

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What's the best method for taking a child or infant's temperature?

What's the best method for taking a child or infant's temperature?

See below: The most accurate method is rectally. Certainly in an older child, you may not be able to do that. Oral temp in an older child is reliable. And, the temporal artery thermometers are very reliable. ...Read more

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What is normal temperature to detect that infant have fever?

What is normal temperature to detect that infant have fever?

100.4 F: Most agree that a rectal temperature of 100.4 and above represent a fever in an infant. ...Read more

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How high can an infant's temperature go when teething?

How high can an infant's temperature go when teething?

Not very: I am not convinced infants actually develop fever when teething.They have so many minor viral illnesses between 6m-3y in the same time frame that there is sure to be overlap.If they do I would only accept up to 101. Any higher & i would want to look to some illness as a source. ...Read more

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My babies 2 months old, her temperature is at 99.2, under her arm. I gave her little remedies but her temp, couple hours later, is still 99.2. ?

My babies 2 months old, her temperature is at 99.2, under her arm. I gave her little remedies but her temp, couple hours later, is still 99.2. ?

Have her checked: True fever at her age (rectal temperature over 100.4 f) deserves evaluation. Giving antipyretics without proper evaluation is not wise. ...Read more

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My 7mth old has had a temperature (102-103) for two days now. Took her to ER and was told there was nothing wrong that it was normal for babies.Is it?

My 7mth old has had a temperature (102-103) for two days now. Took her to ER and was told there was nothing wrong that it was normal for babies.Is it?

No, not "normal": A fever to 102 -103 is not normal, but it may not be dangerous. It is common for babies to have fairly high fevers in response to viruses. Hopefully they did a good work up to check for bacterial causes of illness. If they did and they didn't find anything, then your baby probably has a virus and just needs time to get better. If the fever doesn't go away in the next couple days, go back! ...Read more