Sick at night

If high fever is the problem, consult the fever routine?instructions. Temperatures are?usually higher at night?with most illnesses. Record the temperature with a thermometer at least once each evening while your child is sick.

A rectal temperature is desired in children less than 5 years of age but an axillary (arm pit) temperature can be substituted.

In children over 5 years of age, oral temperature should be obtained.

In judging the severity of the illness, first?eliminate the effects of fever such as chills, irritability, & listlessness?by lowering the temperature.

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