Rectal temp taken "Over the knee"
Learn how we develop our content. Kids who are listless, weak, lethargic, unusually irritable, or have stiff necks or headaches warrant a call to the doctor no matter how high their temperatures are. Never use the same thermometer that you use in the rectum to take temperatures in other ways, because this can spread bacteria. All kids get a fever from time to time. Health Care Providers. Use a watch to make sure you have left the thermometer in for the full two minutes. Then she took my pants and underpants down to the ankle, pj bottoms normally removed then over the knee.