A Fever Temperature Chart is a way to monitor an individual’s temperature and compare it to known “normal” references, which will help determine whether or not the temperature of an individual is a cause for concern.
It is important that you use the appropriate chart when looking for a reference. If the individual is an adult, ensure that you use an adult Fever Temperature Chart and for children, a child Fever Temperature Chart should be used. The main reason for this is because there are different normal ranges based on age.
Even when looking at a chart for children, depending on the age of the child the normal ranges could differ as babies have their own Baby Fever Temperature Chart. In babies, a fever presents as low as 99.3 degrees Fahrenheit as their normal range is slightly lower than those of older children. Such a temperature may seem not too serious with older children and may not even be classed as a fever but with babies, this is considered a high fever.
Normal ranges may differ depending on how you have measured the temperature. Whether it is under the arm, rectal, via ear, or mouth – you need to make sure you understand the normal ranges for your specific method. Some methods are more accurate and give more consistent results whilst others can give errors and incorrect values. Generally, it is recommended that digital thermometers are used under the armpit but this may be more difficult with babies and young children as it requires the individual measuring their temperature to sit still and hold the thermometer tightly under their arm which can be extremely difficult to achieve, particularly with babies.
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