Fever 99.6
Hi my 16 month old baby has a body temperature of 99.6. Is it something to worry. What do I do to reduce the temperature? Please advise
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Dr. Harjeet Kaur
Pediatrician 25 yrs exp Faridabad
Dear friend regret for writting late ! If your baby has just fever and is otherwise active and accepting feeds with no vomits ,its more likely of a viral origin.Keep paracetamol available and as and when required (when body temp is more than99F),give 6 ml from 120 mg per 5 ml suspension .Hope your baby weighs around 10 kg . it might take 2-3 days to settle .If any other symptom as mentioned earlier appears then pl.see your doc..Take care
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