units feel free to keep using that. Sometimes their "high" readings seem a little higher than I believe to be accurate, Don't ever let a number freak you out.
Temperatures can be measured in either Fahrenheit or Celsius
Here is a quick conversion chart that might come in handy.
98.6 F=37 C
For this post, I will be referring to the temperatures on the Fahrenheit scale.
I am always more interested in your child's overall mood and behavior than I am in any specific number on a thermometer.
When fevers are breaking it is common to have lots of sweating.
Trust me, if you have never heard of this..watching your child have a seizure has been reported as the scariest experience EVER.
Knowing that that they do happen once in a while and are generally harmless should help ease the terror.
(like ear infection, urinary tract infection, strep throat or pneumonia)
During flu season, we sometimes do see a fever that lasts for five days or longer.
If there is something going around, I will occasionally relax my "3 day rule". If the kids seems like they are 'managing' (drinking, peeing, easy breathing, consolable, fever responds to medications) I am okay watching them for another couple of days.
Some fever facts: