Fever

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Words to Know


“F” stands for Fahrenheit (FER-un-hyt)— a scale of numbers to show temperature. Used mostly in the United States.


“C” stands for Centigrade (SEN-tuh- grayd)—a different scale of numbers to show temperature. Used mostly outside the United States.


acetaminophen (uh-set-tuh-MIN-uh-fin)— a medicine for pain and fever. Tylenol is one brand of acetaminophen.


diarrhea (dye-uh-REE-yuh)—passing loose, watery stools.


electrolyte (uh-LEK-troh-lyt) drink—a sugar and salt drink you can buy in a bottle. Pedialyte is one brand made for children.


ibuprofen (eye-byoo-PROH-fin)— a medicine for pain and fever. Advil and Motrin are brands of ibuprofen.