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Re: Fever

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Posted by Sue on June 25, 2003 at 10:59:49:

In Reply to: Re: Fever posted by Shana on June 25, 2003 at 10:52:41:

: : My boy has his first fever. It's running between 100.8 and 102. I have been taking his temperature with a pacifier thermometer. But someone told me yesterday that there not accurate. My books don't mention them, does any one know the accuracy? Also, I have not taken his temp rectally. I'm a little scared too he's very wiggly and doesn't hold still, but should I try to take it that way?

: : Thanks
: I would try to take it rectally as I was also very nervous about doing this. It is not so bad though. I have heard the pacifier ones dont read accurately as well. It is scarey the first time they have a fever. My son had one of 104 at about 2 months and it wound up being a UTI. good luck!

What's the best way to hold him still? He's so wiggly that I have to pin him down with my feet just to change his diaper. I asked my husband to help me but he doesn't think I should take it that way. Ugh, men!

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