Could be teething still.
Could be a virus or other infection.
Could be normal daily variation. Very few people run a 98.6 temp as "normal" and no one has the same temp all day long.
Here are the rules for fevers in children (not infants) and adults:
If it's under 102, do nothing. Meds can be given for pain and discomfort but not just to lower the fever. The fever is helping her get well. Taking the fever away makes it harder to get well and keeps her sicker longer.
If it's over 102, give motrin, tylenol, cool drinks, cool baths, etc to bring it back under 102.
If it's goes over 102 for 3 days in a row - even if it keeps coming back down - go to the doctor.
If it goes over 104, go to the doctor.
at 7:52 PM on Mar. 3, 2009