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  1. Hello Dear,

    Thank you for writing to us at MediMetry.

    During the course of each day, body temperature goes up and down by up to one degree. It’s usually lowest in the early hours of the morning, and highest in the late afternoon and early evening. Sometimes your child might appear flushed, and her skin might feel warm, but her core (inner body) temperature will be quite normal. This can happen when your child has a cold or has done some hard physical activity. It can also happen on a very hot day. So ensure proper fluid intake and diet of small children.

    Feeling your child’s skin temperature (for example, by putting your hand to her forehead) isn’t always a reliable way of diagnosing a fever.

    There are several different methods for taking a child’s temperature using a thermometer:

    orally – putting a digital thermometer in your child’s mouth under the tongue
    rectally – putting the thermometer a little way into your baby’s rectum
    axillary – putting the thermometer under your child’s armpit
    aurally – putting a digital ear thermometer into your child’s ear, which can be a little inaccurate
    superficially – wiping a device called a temporal artery thermometer across your child’s forehead.

    Your child’s average body temperature is about 37°C. If your child’s temperature is higher than 38°C (104*F) for 24 hours or more, she probably has a fever. A fever is a sign of illness. Any child who is febrile and not well, you should consult pediatrician.

    Hope this answers your query. Feel free to write back to us with follow-up questions.
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