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What is a normal range for a baby's temperature?

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A temperature between 97 and 100.3 degrees Fahrenheit is considered normal for babies. Babies have a fever when they have a rectal temperature over 100, according to Mayo Clinic.

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What is a normal range for a baby's temperature?
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Fevers in babies are treated by bathing the baby in warm water, dressing the baby in light clothing and keeping the baby hydrated. Tylenol or ibuprofen is given with a doctor's approval, reports Mayo Clinic.

Babies under 3 months old need immediate medical care if they present with a fever. Other babies need to visit a doctor if they have a rash, problems breathing, become lethargic or have a seizure, according to Mayo Clinic.

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