Fever is an abnormal elevation of body temperature that occurs as part of a specific biologic response. The temperature elevation that is considered “abnormal” depends upon the age of the child and the site of measurement. The temperature elevation that may prompt clinical investigation for infection depends upon the age of the child and the clinical circumstances.

 

How to measure the temperature from different areas of the body

  • Wash your hand before and after the procedure.
  • Clean the thermometer with alcohol before and after use.