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PLEASE HELP ASAP

MY SO NIS 3 WEEKS OLD AND HAS A TEMP OF 99.5 IS THIS NORMAL,, HE WONT STOP CRYING AND HE HASNT EATIN MUCH AT ALL CANT GET AHOLD OF HIS DR

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ALLIE637

Asked by ALLIE637 at 3:44 PM on Aug. 14, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Where did u take the temp rectal? it is not that high so dont worry!
    kirsty_mcgrail

    Answer by kirsty_mcgrail at 3:45 PM on Aug. 14, 2009

  • Yeah not until its 102 would I worry. Just keep giving him liquids.
    JacobsMommy05

    Answer by JacobsMommy05 at 3:46 PM on Aug. 14, 2009

  • this was on tv yesterday! the doctors said not to be concerned until it gets to 103 but keep calling the dr
    admckenzie

    Answer by admckenzie at 3:48 PM on Aug. 14, 2009

  • the ER told me a temp of 105 isnt that serious and tried to make me feel like crap!! so really...babies temps are diff. than ours, but if hes dehydrated or anything, give him pedialyte ...and keep an eye on it. itll get worse in the evening, the body temp always rises around 7-9 pm....
    sweetstkissez22

    Answer by sweetstkissez22 at 3:48 PM on Aug. 14, 2009

  • that could just be from the weather and physically wiggling and squiggling around. Just put a top undershirt on him and a diaper - not a onsie. That way his tummy and chest can cool off. Really that's not a temp techinically. Don't keep baby in front of a fan or ac. You can put a bit bity bit cool baby washcloth on his forehead if you're really really anxious. If he doesn't cool down in temp count and goes up in reading therm. degrees then call doc that you need to bring him in. Baby's adjust to sounds and sights all the time and here and there now and then eat differrently. it'll be ok.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:50 PM on Aug. 14, 2009

  • That's not a temp..that's not even an elevated temp. That's a normal temp
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:52 PM on Aug. 14, 2009

  • Give your child's age, here is my advice: Is there an advice line (with a nurse) that you can call? If so call that line. Is there an urgent care clinic you can take your son to? Because the symptons are not that great but LO is very young and urgent care will be less expensive and less of a wait. Also have you tried calling the L& D ward where you delivered? They have pedritricians on staff and they might be able to advise you.
    FuzNet

    Answer by FuzNet at 3:54 PM on Aug. 14, 2009

  • I work for this Children's Hospital and they have great info online about fevers. Your little guy does not have a fever. Please read this and click all the little tabs. I wouldn't do a thing. He's probably fussy for other reasons, maybe he's gassy or tired. Maybe he's over stimulated. Maybe he's mad you took his temp rectally (just joking).


     http://www.seattlechildrens.org/child_health_safety/health_advice/fever.asp

    a_and_j_momma

    Answer by a_and_j_momma at 3:57 PM on Aug. 14, 2009

  • If he is crying he is raising his temperature.
    mommyin07n08

    Answer by mommyin07n08 at 4:03 PM on Aug. 14, 2009

  • K 0-3 MTS FEVER 100.4
    3-6 MTS 101
    6-12 MTS 102
    AFTER 12 MTS 103
    piwife

    Answer by piwife at 5:16 PM on Aug. 14, 2009

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