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102.0 Fever At 8 Months????

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I just came down with a fever last night but did not know it until today and I have a bad cough . I took a couple tylenol and a lukewarm bath and the fever went down to 100.3. It is friday night and I dont want to make a trip to the hospital unless it is urgent. Has anyone experienced a fever late in pregnancy and is it harmful to the baby. I know the books say contact your dr but it is a little late in the day. Any suggestions???
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replied March 3rd, 2006
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Keep on the tylenol, no more than required and see if it goes down. If it dont go down pretty soon, I myself would take the dreaded trip to the er. I know that it is such a pain.

It is like a new born now as far as things like that go---i would think. Maybe you should try and call the .Dr just to make sure.

Its not a little helpless fetus that cannot regulate its own temp by now---right?? The reason it is bad early on is because they have no way of regulating their own temperature, (they have no fat for insulation either--early on)but I would think by 8 months it would--

good luck. Do you know why you are running a temp? Temp usually means infection--and infections might be bad for the baby though.
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replied March 3rd, 2006
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Babies cant regulate their temparatures even for a few months after birth I would give it another day and then go in!! Good luck!
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replied March 3rd, 2006
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Well, learn something new everyday--but none the less --newborns do get fever when they get sick----so I was trying to say they handle it differently than a younger fetus would. And since she is 8 months---it would be much like a newborn at this point.
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