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my dd is 6 mo old and she has a slight fever of 100. What do I do? She seems to be very tired and cranky. She also has a really stuffy runny nose and is coughing. Should I Call the dr or is it too soon? Also, we put a cool cloth on her forehead thinking it would lower the fever.

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Asked by Anonymous at 4:17 PM on Dec. 13, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • 100 isnt really a fever.
    IF you are worried cal her dr.

    Answer by Mrs.Owen86 at 4:20 PM on Dec. 13, 2009

  • My dr always told me to check my son's fever around 5/6 in the evening you get the best reading. 100 doesn't seem too high but keep an eye on her. If she seems warm cool her down slowly sometimes cold cloths can give them a little shock. Use luke warm water instead of cold, loosen her clothes.
    Could be her teeth??
    But if your worried call your dr.
    Hope she feels better

    Answer by laika at 4:41 PM on Dec. 13, 2009

  • 100 isn't really a fever for a toddler or a kid, but your baby is only 6 months old. Also a cough can be a big concern for a 6 month old. I'd call your pediatrician. That's what they're there for. Almost all pediatricians have after hours nurses to answer your questions.

    Answer by ThrivingMom at 4:55 PM on Dec. 13, 2009

  • Ordinarily, I'd say she could be teething. But a cough indicates congestion or mucous build up. I use natural remedies for congestion like fresh lemons. Rule of thumb: Worry about fevers after 24 hrs, earlier if over 101. Only then would I begin using cool to cold cloths and ice. Alcohol baths also bring down temps. Call your pediatrician, after 24 hrs.

    Answer by Ewadun at 6:35 PM on Dec. 13, 2009

  • um 100 is not even a fever. am assuming you took a rectal temp

    Answer by piwife at 7:13 PM on Dec. 13, 2009

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