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94.2 temp help

Posted by on Aug. 2, 2009 at 5:18 PM
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I havent logged on CM in forever. Cant find any help on google thought I would ask you ladies. My 6 yr is sick.. vomiting, diahrea, pain, had low fever this AM of 100.3. I did not give her any fever reducer, didnt think it needed it at that temp. Her temp is 94.2 now.. is that alright? dont know what to do.

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mommyof2grls06
by on Aug. 2, 2009 at 5:19 PM

I would either call her doc or head to the er. My doctor has always said bring them in if they have a temp under 97.2 or something like that and above 101.4.

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nursheryl
by on Aug. 2, 2009 at 5:23 PM

I wouldnt believe that that is accurate...because 95 degrees and below is a diagnosis of hypothermia(most commonly being doused in below freezing waters). Your child would be unresponsive and very near death. Get a new thermometer if you can. It would be an anomaly if this is accurate and if that is the case...an Er trip is the only sane information you can get.

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all4ofmine
by on Aug. 2, 2009 at 5:25 PM

I have a temperal themometer and and ear themometer. both said the same thing with in a  few decimal points. and on me were both alright. thanks for the advice though

Quoting nursheryl:

I wouldnt believe that that is accurate...because 95 degrees and below is a diagnosis of hypothermia(most commonly being doused in below freezing waters). Your child would be unresponsive and very near death. Get a new thermometer if you can. It would be an anomaly if this is accurate and if that is the case...an Er trip is the only sane information you can get.


Mamamanic
by Gold Member on Aug. 2, 2009 at 5:27 PM

How are you taking the temp. Under arm, you add 2 degrees. So 100.4 would have been 102.4 in reality. Some of mine seem not be accurate and I keep a rectal one just in case.

Lace2180
by on Aug. 2, 2009 at 5:27 PM

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Mamamanic
by Gold Member on Aug. 2, 2009 at 5:30 PM

Get her in a blanket to raise temp. She may just be sweating the fever out and her temp is low. ZYou can also strip her down and lay in the blanket with her. I would call your local or insurance nurse line while you lay with her. I always call them if I am unsure........our hospital has one.

Quoting all4ofmine:

I have a temperal themometer and and ear themometer. both said the same thing with in a  few decimal points. and on me were both alright. thanks for the advice though

Quoting nursheryl:

I wouldnt believe that that is accurate...because 95 degrees and below is a diagnosis of hypothermia(most commonly being doused in below freezing waters). Your child would be unresponsive and very near death. Get a new thermometer if you can. It would be an anomaly if this is accurate and if that is the case...an Er trip is the only sane information you can get.



tkarstens
by on Aug. 2, 2009 at 5:38 PM

I would take her in.... I found this on the internet...

It said anything lower than 97 is considered low... but that bodies can vary by a degree... so since it is less than 96 I would call the doctor and see what they say


An abnormally low body temperature (hypothermia) can be serious, even life-threatening. Low body temperature may occur from cold exposure, shock, alcohol or drug use, or certain metabolic disorders, such as diabetes or hypothyroidism. A low body temperature may also be present with an infection, particularly in newborns, older adults, or people who are frail. An overwhelming infection, such as sepsis, may also cause an abnormally low body temperature.



Is there any way that the child got into any medicine??? Or it could be a sign of a serious infection... eithe way best to be safe than sorry... Hope she feels better soon...

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landonsmom009
by on Aug. 2, 2009 at 5:40 PM

she'll be ok give her some water just a little bit every hour or so dont make her eat and let her drink whatever she will like pedalight, water things like that if she still not hloding it down only give her a tablespoon every 5min and if that don't work dont let her have anything for 1 hour if that don't work and it last longer and 5 days take her to the doctor or if she get a hight fever. just went through the same thing with my son and al the other 6 kids in the house from ages 5 - 18 months.

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ColtsFan1912
by on Aug. 2, 2009 at 5:42 PM

Under arm add ONE degree. not two :) sorry just wanted to correct that. :)


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