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7 month old temp 96.9

Posted by on Feb. 5, 2014 at 5:58 PM
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my son has been fighting a fever of a 100+ for days. took him to the pedi followed Dr's orders, didn't treat the fever but gave him pediyalyte for dehydration. took his temp 5mins ago and its 96.9. The office is closed today, So is this a sign to worry? He is very whiny and sleeping a lot more .
by on Feb. 5, 2014 at 5:58 PM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Feb. 5, 2014 at 5:59 PM
Where was the temp taken?
lissadavis
by Silver Member on Feb. 5, 2014 at 6:00 PM

how did you take the temp? Was it under his arm? 

Halfdeafmommy
by Pure Honesty on Feb. 5, 2014 at 6:00 PM

Having a fever is usually a good thing, it means he is fighting a sickness off. My son is 8 months and you aren't supposed to call the doctor until  his temperature reaches over 102.... 96 actually seems low to me! My sons temperature is usually 98 degrees! 

quickbooksworm
by Ruby Member on Feb. 5, 2014 at 6:00 PM
Where did you take it? Armpit temps are low and you have to add to get true body temp.
SendMeBabyDust
by Platinum Member on Feb. 5, 2014 at 6:01 PM
yes. I held his arm down. it took 3mins.

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how did you take the temp? Was it under his arm? 

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SendMeBabyDust
by Platinum Member on Feb. 5, 2014 at 6:01 PM
under his armpit

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MrsErdos2011
by on Feb. 5, 2014 at 6:02 PM
That seems a little low. Do you have a nurse hotline you can call and ask or maybe the on call doc?
Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Feb. 5, 2014 at 6:02 PM
No, having a normal body temperature is not a reason to worry.
UxorQuodMatris.
by on Feb. 5, 2014 at 6:02 PM
Take his temp rectally, it'll be more accurate.
SendMeBabyDust
by Platinum Member on Feb. 5, 2014 at 6:03 PM
His temp is normally around 98 that's why I asked .

Quoting Anonymous: No, having a normal body temperature is not a reason to worry.
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