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what temp is considered a fever?

My daughter just turned 1. I checked her temp & it was 99.6. She feels very warm. What should I do?

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mercy928

Asked by mercy928 at 11:59 PM on Oct. 2, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • THEY SAY 101 IS A FEVER
    sadmom14

    Answer by sadmom14 at 12:00 AM on Oct. 3, 2010

  • Anything above 99 is starting into a fever. I would consider 101 a medium grade fever honestly. You should be able to give her Children's Motrin or Tylenol for it.
    Anna-Chubaby

    Answer by Anna-Chubaby at 12:07 AM on Oct. 3, 2010

  • For children, I say anything over 99 is a temp
    Leslie R.

    Answer by Leslie R. at 12:19 AM on Oct. 3, 2010

  • ER's probably wont see her til its 101 or higher.. for my daughters pedi anything under 101 isn't considered a fever..
    proudmommy690

    Answer by proudmommy690 at 12:22 AM on Oct. 3, 2010

  • definately a low grade fever.
    Tiffany M.

    Answer by Tiffany M. at 12:27 AM on Oct. 3, 2010

  • Give her some childrens fever reducer and a popsicle. You could also put her in a tepid bath. That low of a fever isn't too worrisome. but if the fever sticks around for more than a couple of days or she pulls at her ears, is coughing or stops eating you should call the Pedi for an appt. A fever, unless it is over 104 is not ER worthy.
    itsmesteph11

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 8:21 AM on Oct. 3, 2010

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