Symptoms of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) include:
Since the earliest symptom of SARS is a sudden onset of high fever, this article is to enable you to take your child's temperature correctly.
Although not everyone with fever has SARS, see a doctor if your child has a fever.
Taking your child's temperature
Temperature taken at different parts of the body will vary. For example, the armpit temperature is lower than the mouth and ear temperatures.
When does your child have a fever?
Your child (below 12 years old) has a fever if:
How do you measure your child’s body temperature?
You may use a glass thermometer, a digital thermometer or an ear (tympanic) thermometer.
Using a glass thermometer
Using a digital thermometer
Using an ear (tympanic) thermometer
Dos and don’ts when using a thermometer
What you can do if your child has a fever
A word of caution