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Is 99.6 considered a fever for a 3 month old?

my ds has been OFF all day and lastnight. his temp is 99.6 in a cool house and he only has a onsie on?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 10:17 PM on Jun. 30, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • I don't consider it to be a fever and neither does my son's DO. We do not medicate unless our child's temp reaches 101.5.
    Erin814

    Answer by Erin814 at 10:18 PM on Jun. 30, 2010

  • no. when it gets over 100 then it is a fever. really bad fever is over 102 i believe. but sometimes people run a little warmer. remember sometimes a low grade fever is a good thing. our bodies do get fevers to ward off things. we shouldn't always rush to the tylenol for a low grade fever
    2BlondeBabies

    Answer by 2BlondeBabies at 10:18 PM on Jun. 30, 2010

  • remember, too much tylenol or other meds are bad for their liver and such, same as with an adult
    2BlondeBabies

    Answer by 2BlondeBabies at 10:19 PM on Jun. 30, 2010

  • No it is not considered a fever. Try getting a cool wash cloth and wipe his head and arms.
    kc932

    Answer by kc932 at 10:19 PM on Jun. 30, 2010

  • Go with your gut, mama! I think my pediatrician said a fever in a newborn (which a 3 month old is right on that cusp) is anything over 100. Some babies just run warmer. He could be teething.
    Journey311

    Answer by Journey311 at 10:19 PM on Jun. 30, 2010

  • no i have always been told not till its over 100.....have you given the baby some infants tylenol?
    mama2my2boys

    Answer by mama2my2boys at 10:20 PM on Jun. 30, 2010

  • Take time to read this...  http://www.askdrsears.com/html/8/T082100.asp


    I find it very helpful.

    Christine0813

    Answer by Christine0813 at 10:22 PM on Jun. 30, 2010

  • For a 3 month old, yes that is fever, but nothing to be alarmed about. Any fever under 101 could always be the result of teething, so this might not even be an illness. Just keep a close watch on it and be sure to check out the Dr. Sears link Christine provided; it's a good one.
    ThrivingMom

    Answer by ThrivingMom at 10:26 PM on Jun. 30, 2010

  • if taken under the arm, add a degree. if it it less than 102 it's mild enough to manage with cool clothing, tylenol if you feel baby needs it. Over 102 needs a doctor. That's what I was told when dd got a fever after her 2 month shots. before 2 months it's over 101.4 see a doctor.
    rhianna1708

    Answer by rhianna1708 at 10:50 PM on Jun. 30, 2010

  • Over 100.4 is considered a fever. Your child's temp is normal...where did you take the temp? The living room, the bedroom? Just kidding...was it rectal, temporal, axial or in the ear? This matters also.
    BridgetC140

    Answer by BridgetC140 at 10:50 PM on Jun. 30, 2010

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