My son is almost 4 months and he feels super hot. I gave him a temp check under his arm and it was 100.8. I know it is not a big enough temp but his body is really really hot. I am a new mom so please be kind when answering.Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 2:36 AM on Sep. 27, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)
Answer by NightPhoenix at 2:43 AM on Sep. 27, 2009
Here's a good link that talks about fevers.
The thing is, an arm temp isn't going to register as high as one taken orally (which obviously a baby can't really do), or rectally, and it's not always as accurate.Â I would take it again rectally.Â The site I linked you to says that for a child his age, if his rectal temp is 100.4, you need to call the Dr.Â
Since the under arm temp is going to register lower than the rectal one, and the rectal temp for calling the Dr is already lower than what the armpit temp is registering at, I would call your Dr, or take him into the ER.
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