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Taking baby's temperature. Mother taking her 7-month-old baby girl's temperature by feeling her forehead with her hand. Normal body temperature is around 36.9 degrees Celsius. A temperature significantly higher than this can indicate a fever. The forehead of a feverish patient will often feel noticeably hotter than usual. Other symptoms include shivering, sweating and thirst.
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