You can take someone's temperature quickly and easily using a thermometer. Make sure the thermometer is clean and that you read the manufacturer's instructions first.
If you're taking a child's temperature, stay with them during the reading and put the thermometer away afterwards so they don't play with it.
You can buy a thermometer from your local pharmacy. Different types are available:
A fever (high temperature) is generally considered to be 38C (100.4F) or over.
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