A new set of parents are asking questions on how to care for their baby at home. The mother asks, "What temperature is considered a fever?" Which temperature should the nurse tell the new parents?

 

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Correct

- Anything above 38 C

- Anything above 100 F

- If baby feels hot to touch it is probably a fever

- If baby has red cheeks they are probably having a fever

Rationale

Anything above 38C or 100.4F is considered febrile. Parents should not be taught to measure temperature by feel or look.

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