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Fever??

Is 100.5 rectal considered running a low grade fever for a 14 month old??

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JNLmomme09

Asked by JNLmomme09 at 6:48 PM on Mar. 7, 2012 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • You really should speak to your doctor's office about this.

    When my kids were little I didn't consider a rectal temp of 100.5 a fever even.
    BrawnwynII

    Answer by BrawnwynII at 6:49 PM on Mar. 7, 2012

  • my doctors office is closed. I am not sure if I want to give him tyelnol yet or wait another hour before he goes to bed and then retake his temp.
    JNLmomme09

    Comment by JNLmomme09 (original poster) at 6:53 PM on Mar. 7, 2012

  • I'd wait. There's a couple of reasons; first, the fever is good because it's not high enough to hurt him so it's evidence that his immune system is working well and, second, if you give it right before he goes to sleep it'll last through the night probably.
    BrawnwynII

    Answer by BrawnwynII at 6:58 PM on Mar. 7, 2012

  • i would do the same and a cool bath as well before bed to help a bit!!!
    mommy2bee12-27

    Answer by mommy2bee12-27 at 2:07 AM on Mar. 8, 2012

  • As long as your child isn't miserable, I would let the virus run its course
    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 8:49 PM on Mar. 8, 2012

  • I wouldn't do a cool bath maybe a cool cloth on his head but a cool bath can cause his temp to drop too rapidly which can cause a seizure
    goldfish09

    Answer by goldfish09 at 12:44 AM on Mar. 9, 2012

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