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at what temperature do we take a two week old infant to ER

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mitch1960

Asked by mitch1960 at 11:44 PM on Jul. 7, 2013 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • That is a good question for your pediatrician or the nurse's line.
    JulieJacobKyle

    Answer by JulieJacobKyle at 11:45 PM on Jul. 7, 2013

  • m-avi

    Answer by m-avi at 11:56 PM on Jul. 7, 2013

  • Call the hospital and ask to talk to a nurse. Be prepared to say how you are taking the temperature--forehead, under the arm, or elsewhere--and what the thermometer says, how much the baby has eaten, when the last bowel movement and wet diaper were, and what any other symptoms are happening.
    Ballad

    Answer by Ballad at 12:06 AM on Jul. 8, 2013

  • m-avi, do you mind if I steal that?
    JulieJacobKyle

    Answer by JulieJacobKyle at 12:06 AM on Jul. 8, 2013

  • Not at all JJK... I am on a MEME Generating roll tonight!
    m-avi

    Answer by m-avi at 12:08 AM on Jul. 8, 2013

  • Thank you!
    JulieJacobKyle

    Answer by JulieJacobKyle at 12:09 AM on Jul. 8, 2013

  • At two weeks old you are obviously a little anxious. My doctor told me nothing under 102 unless it is accompanied by something else. At 104 that baby should be with a doctor. That is just what I was told. Call your doictor and set your mind at rest.
    Dardenella

    Answer by Dardenella at 12:11 AM on Jul. 8, 2013

  • Well what IS the baby's temperature? Not going to tell us?
    PartyGalAnne

    Answer by PartyGalAnne at 1:11 AM on Jul. 8, 2013

  • ...This information was put on my discharge papers from the hospital when I had my baby. Is this info not in your discharge papers? Or did you not read them?
    hopeandglory53

    Answer by hopeandglory53 at 3:14 PM on Jul. 8, 2013

  • 101.9 That's what I was told..
    022811-010713

    Answer by 022811-010713 at 8:27 PM on Jul. 8, 2013

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