A HEALTHY CHILD Well-developed muscles Teeth in good condition Few aches and pains Often noisy Sleeps soundly Gains steadily in height and weight over a period of months.
A SICK CHILD Fever Loss of appetite Rash Dark rings around their eyes Vomiting Diarrhoea
A SICK CHILD Fretfulness Quiet or limp No interest in anything Unusual paleness Excessive thirst Tired Red Cheeks
TAKING TEMPERATURE Most people have an average temperature of 37 o C in the mouth. In the armpit it is a little lower and in the rectum a little higher. There are three main types of thermometer: Clinical Thermometer Digital Thermometer Forehead Thermometer.