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rectal temp 100.0 is that bad?

She is 5 months and also has a runny stuffy nose and a little cough . She seems really tired and doesnt really want to eat ( she has been tho just not as much)
I have an appointment first thing in the morning but I was just wondering if it was a bad temp?

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 3:42 PM on Sep. 24, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • It's not a bad temp. Just give her plenty of formula or breastmilk. Give her some baby tylenol. The number of a fever isn't really anything to get concerened over....even if it's 103, so long as she's acting fine and not lethargic. The doctor should ease your fears tomorrow.
    jlry_ldy

    Answer by jlry_ldy at 4:00 PM on Sep. 24, 2009

  • rectal is always higher than reg. temp. take an axillary and see what that is.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:44 PM on Sep. 24, 2009

  • No, rectal temps are a degree higher. A temp of 99 can be normal for a baby. She sounds like she has a cold or virus. Just give her lots of water and lots of hugs. Use a humidifier if she is coughing and stuffy.
    itsmesteph11

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 3:45 PM on Sep. 24, 2009

  • it is. but just make sure it doesnt go up any more. U should check every hour. but not her poor but put it in her arm pit. give her a cool bath and she how that helps. if it goes down and up down and up u should take her in to the er. (thats what my dr said)
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:45 PM on Sep. 24, 2009

  • ok thanks :)
    I have her going in to the dr in the morning they said she is to young for over the counter meds and might need something.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:46 PM on Sep. 24, 2009

  • lots of water at 5 months? NOT a good idea hun a lil water like 2 oz wont hurt maybe an oz of apple juice but no more then that stick to formula or breastmilk
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:46 PM on Sep. 24, 2009

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