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Baby is 3 weeks tomorrow and has an armpit temp of 99.1 currently. Was 99.6 then went down to 98.8 now BA k up to 99.1. I don't think he has any other symptoms... Would you wait it out or head in? I'm just stuck right now all 5 kids are sleeping and im the ky one here so wouldn't have anyone to watch them and would have to bring them tohisp with me  
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12584065 tn?1436320514
And yes as said above, armpit temp can give off an innacurrate reading as much as 2 degrees lower than the actual temp.
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12584065 tn?1436320514
Rectal temp is best for newborns. If you can, take it rectally. 100.4 rectally is when you need to take baby in. Anything less is not a concern.
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Newborns tend to run a bit warmer and it's not a "concern" till it's 101.0 for longer than an hour I believe I'd still call someone or take baby in it's concer enough for this mommie
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If it's under the arm temp I believe you add one or two degrees. I'm pretty sure it's two though. I would call your on call pediatrician just to be on the safe side.
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Does it have instructions on your discharge papers at what point to take baby in for a fever. Maybe try to find a 24 hour nurse hotline. My clinic has one I use it when my son is sick and Idk if I should bring him in.
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Can you take your babys temp rectally?? They say thats a lot more accurate
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My dr. Said not to worry unless it's over 100. I believe.
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