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My 2.5 month son's temp is reading 99.1 I have one of those scanner themometers. Please let me know if that is normal or should I call the doc?

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Asked by cheermickey at 9:40 PM on Oct. 22, 2008 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • With the baby being this young, call the Doctor!

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:42 PM on Oct. 22, 2008

  • Def call the doc...

    Answer by emturner at 9:43 PM on Oct. 22, 2008

  • babies are warmer in the afternoon/ evening. My dauther was always 99.x when she went to the doc and they always said she was fine. I'm not sure what the error is on the thermometer you are using. But usually below 100.4 is in normal range.

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:47 PM on Oct. 22, 2008


    Answer by Anonymous at 9:53 PM on Oct. 22, 2008

  • I agree with anon also, give them motrin, if the "fever" goes down then it's really nothing to worry about. I would suggest just keeping an eye on the little one.

    Answer by TheDiva320 at 9:58 PM on Oct. 22, 2008

  • well if i were you i would take him to the doctor but mean while give him tyenol

    Answer by maria_64 at 9:59 PM on Oct. 22, 2008

  • tylenol is what i would do ive been told that if it hits 100.2 then call the doctor or take them in anything below that should go down with motrin or tylenol. unless its been that way for more then 2 hours... if it has and tylenol didnt work then take her in

    Answer by reipea0807 at 10:06 PM on Oct. 22, 2008

  • My doc says to call if temp is 100.5 or above. Is baby overly fussy? Any other symptoms? i would not give tylenol until I talked to doc to find out dosage. 99.1 is not very high, but if you have Q's always call your pediatrician.

    Answer by FACMom at 12:32 PM on Oct. 23, 2008

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