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what is considered a fever in a 6 wk old baby?

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Asked by momof4lilones13 at 3:33 PM on Dec. 3, 2008 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Over 101.5, I your doc if you're concerned, though!

    Answer by KatieCrandall at 3:36 PM on Dec. 3, 2008

  • I went to the doctor today with my 6 week old. My pediatritian told me anything over 100.4 is something I need to watch for. She told me to call her immediately if her fever hit that. Hope that helps.


    Answer by Lillysmomma1024 at 4:22 PM on Dec. 3, 2008

  • Def 100.4 or higher is a concern. If your baby's temperature keeps rising, a warm bath is a great reset to his homeostasis. Wait twenty to thirty minutes and then check temperature again. It helped when Jude got borderline fever and borderline hypothermic chiill. Call doctor immediately if the baths don't help.

    Answer by little_kunoichi at 7:05 PM on Dec. 3, 2008

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