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my 6 month old received her shots yesterday and woke up with a mild fever this morning. She has been a little fussy but nothing extreme. What should her temperature be?

I don't want to take her temperature from her rectum. I rather take her temperature from under her arm

 
hellokittyemma

Asked by hellokittyemma at 7:42 PM on Jul. 15, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • It's normal to get the fever. It means the immune system is working. You can give tylenol if you like, but it's not necessary.
    2autisticsmom

    Answer by 2autisticsmom at 8:59 PM on Jul. 15, 2010

  • my son always ran a fever with shots..nothing to worry about just give her baby tylenol
    shay1130

    Answer by shay1130 at 7:44 PM on Jul. 15, 2010

  • My son always went right to sleep after his shots. Then napped a lot the next day. This type of behavior is normal. Just give some baby acetaminophen (generic tylenol)
    layh41407

    Answer by layh41407 at 7:45 PM on Jul. 15, 2010

  • normal is 98.6,under the arm won't give as accurate as a temp as rectally
    butterflyblue19

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 7:48 PM on Jul. 15, 2010

  • just in case you try rectum i think its supposed to 103 degrees. Im pretty sure thats what the doctor said
    kassee

    Answer by kassee at 7:49 PM on Jul. 15, 2010

  • no,not 103! lol
    butterflyblue19

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 8:02 PM on Jul. 15, 2010

  • I havn't given her any Tylenol yet because nothing is severe but I still don't know what the normal temperature is
    hellokittyemma

    Comment by hellokittyemma (original poster) at 8:18 PM on Jul. 15, 2010

  • A High temp is 100.4 and its ok to give them .08 or .8 of tylonal .
    evas_mama2010

    Answer by evas_mama2010 at 8:56 PM on Jul. 15, 2010

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