The staff of Panda Pediatrics, located in Washington, D.C.
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How to Take a Temperature
We recommend using a digital thermometer to quickly and accurately take your child's temperature.
Please Note: The most effective method for taking your child's temperature may depend on their age.
Rectal Temperatures (How to: Rectal Temperature)
Oral / Eardrum Temperatures (How to: Oral Temperature and How to: Eardrum Temperature)
Axillary (armpit) temperatures (How to: Armpit Temperature)
What is considered a temperature?
[What does this mean?]
The expected time course of most fevers due to viral illnesses is 3 to 4 days. The height of the fever does not necessarily relate to the seriousness of the illness.
The recommended home care management of fevers includes:
Call our emergency hotline (+1 (202) ###-####) immediately if:
Call our office (+1 (202) 466-5350) during regular hours if:
Many preparations come in an infant formulation as well as a children’s formulation. The infant formulation is more concentrated. You must check the concentration on the label.