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What temp should I bring my 2 year old in for an appointment?

What temp should I bring my 2 year old in for an appointment?

Depends: Fever in & of itself not an indication when to see a md. The nature of illness, the way child acts, is child eating & drinking, is child vomiting or diarrhea, is rash, is heaadache, is child listless, what is specific compaint other than fever, has child responded to fever meds? These r all things 2 consider. U can call? Use judgement? If in doubt, see md. Low & b sick, hi & b well. ...Read more

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If my two year old has type b flu and his temp is at 103.5 is that bad?

Fever is expected: High fevers are expected with flu type a and flu type b. The most important thing to do is keep your child comfortable during the fever and make sure he stays hydrated. Use tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin to help bring the fever down and make sure he drinks plenty of fluids. ...Read more

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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.

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 more

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My two year old is teething has had a temp 38.5 and vomiting the last 2 nights but ok during the day. Could this all be teething related?

My two year old is teething has had a temp 38.5 and vomiting the last 2 nights but ok during the day. Could this all be teething related?

No, not teething: Teething does not cause vomiting. Something else is going on. If this doesn't resolve in the next few days or if symptoms worsen, then take them to the pediatrician. ...Read more

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My two year old has a temp underarm 101, heavy breathing and crusty eyes what should I do?

My two year old has a temp underarm 101, heavy breathing and crusty eyes what should I do?

Control fever: As long as the child doesn't appear severely ill i usually recommend first controlling the fever with Ibuprofen or tylenol (acetaminophen). Usually this gets the child feeling much better. The heavy breathing is probably from the fever as well, but if he/she appears short of breath then you need to see your doctor. Push fluids. If things don't seem to be improving within 48 hrs then see your doctor. ...Read more

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My 2 year old has a 100.5 temp. What should I do?

My 2 year old has a 100.5 temp. What should I do?

Watchful waiting: As long as he has no symptoms, i would watch him. Push fluids to help bring the temp down. Antipyretics such as tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen if temp goes higher. ...Read more

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What is the best way to take temp of a 2 year old?

What is the best way to take temp of a 2 year old?

Ear OK: The goal of taking the temperature of a child is to determine if they have a fever, which is a temperature over 100.4 f or 38 c. In a baby 6 months or less, it is important to get as accurate of a temp as possible, therefore use a rectal thermometer. In a 2 year old, an estimated temp is fine, so a thermometer which uses the ear or temporal artery is fine and much less invasive. ...Read more

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My 2 year old has a temp of 98.9 under his arm. Do i add a degree? He has had a temp on and off since yesterday.

My 2 year old has a temp of 98.9 under his arm. Do i add a degree? He has had a temp on and off since yesterday.

No: 98.9 axillary temp is normal. Even if you did add a degree, it's still not a fever. Fever is a temperature above 100.4 F. As in most cases of fever, it's not about the temp "number" but instead how the child feels/acts. Fever reducing meds are used for comfort, not to make the number get lower. Always check with your doc before giving fever reducer so you give the right dose. ...Read more