My 20 month old son has felt warm all day --- I can tell he doesnt feel great but he doesnt act sick either... I gave him a little medicine earlier and now he is sleeping... I am usually a big worrier especially when the kids get sick... but this time I am not really worried because I know he is OK...
My husband however said he was too hot and had to call his mom and she said we need to keep taking his temp. every 30 minutes and call her back and that we will probably need to take him to the ER ( but this is also the same woman who told me my daughter might have skin cancer from a cat scratch) ... so I am not jumping onto that wagon....
Anyways my question is, my husband took his temp under his arm ( as he was sleeping and he usually gets really hot and sweaty as he sleeps not to mention it is hot here period) and the temp was 101.4 ..under the arm do you take one away or add one ( so is it really 102.4 or 100.4 )
Asked by Anonymous at 8:40 PM on Jun. 14, 2010 in Just for Fun
Answer by Anonymous at 8:45 PM on Jun. 14, 2010
Answer by BradenIsMySon at 8:46 PM on Jun. 14, 2010
You had 1 when it's under the arm. So if the thermometer reads 101.4 under the arm then it's really 102.4. According to my HealthWise Handbook: See a professional: If a a child age 3 months to 3 years has a fever of 103 or higher for 24 hours.
Answer by SAHMinIL2 at 8:51 PM on Jun. 14, 2010
http://kidshealth.org/parent/general/body/fever.html# A whole article on fever and kids with awesome advice.
Answer by BradenIsMySon at 8:52 PM on Jun. 14, 2010
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