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My 1 year old has a rectal temp of 100.8 is that bad?

his nurse told me 100.3 is a temp or is it 103.00 this is his first fever. should i be concerned?


Asked by BkMommy2be at 8:51 PM on Oct. 15, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • It is not high enough that you should be concerned.

    Answer by Erin814 at 8:53 PM on Oct. 15, 2010

  • could be cutting a tooth or a SUPER mild cold. as long as baby is eating drinking peeing pooping and playing you're good to go.

    Answer by hibbingmom at 8:54 PM on Oct. 15, 2010

  • i would try and get it to lower w/ tylenol or motrin. but the hospital wont really do much unless he is showing symptoms of something else. keep and eye on him. my dr told me for infants a temp is at 103.00 or higher. good luck, hope he gets feeling better

    Answer by Phippsandrea at 8:54 PM on Oct. 15, 2010

  • It's a low grade fever, I wouldn't be too concerned just keep an eye on it.

    Answer by siimply_me at 8:54 PM on Oct. 15, 2010

  • Rectally its not even a fever till 100.5, so hes barely even running a fever. I dont even give tylenol until it hits 102, cause thats when its considered moterate. A fever reaching 102 a couple of times in a day warrents a call to a pedi to see if they want to see them. A high fever is 104 or higher. The fever that needs an ER visit is one of 104 that cant be broken within an hour of attempts of a luke warm bath, cool clothes, and meds. 105 needs the er or urgent care. (This all coming from my pedi).

    Answer by carsonsmommytam at 11:28 PM on Oct. 15, 2010

  • It is hardly a fever, for instance if they are in school they do not even call a parent in our school district until the kids has a temperature of 101. I would just keep an eye on it.

    Answer by Melbornj at 9:05 PM on Oct. 15, 2010

  • I would keep an eye on it. See if it persists, increases, see if you notice anything else going on. I wouldn't *worry* about it, not yet.

    Answer by Krysta622 at 9:33 PM on Oct. 15, 2010

  • It's a low grade fever. I would give tylenol if I were you.

    Answer by lowencope at 9:50 PM on Oct. 15, 2010

  • Rectal temp is 1 degree higher than oral temp. Rectal fever is 100.4 and above for infants.

    Wear a little less clothes and see if that brings it down. Your baby is only 1/2 a degree hot.

    Answer by ecodani at 10:26 PM on Oct. 15, 2010

  • No that is not bad.

    Answer by Mom2Just1 at 12:41 AM on Oct. 16, 2010