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Had on and off fever (up to 102) for past 5 days, was giving ibuprofen every 8-12 hrs as needed. haven't had to give it for past 40 hrs. He is generally fine now. But is now showing 96 under the arm (digital). Same for wife. 98 for younger son)?

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatrics - Pulmonology
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In brief: Mgt

Under arm temperatures may underestimate body core temperature.
I would advise re checking it and calling your PCP if there is a fever.

In brief: Mgt

Under arm temperatures may underestimate body core temperature.
I would advise re checking it and calling your PCP if there is a fever.
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