It gives you more knowledge.
For the first time, you can know if a fever is getting worse or improving, and see how many hours a day you actually have a fever.
Knowing the changes in temperature over time increases the value of information beyond pure fever detection.
- It answers more questions.
- Is the fever increasing rapidly?
- Did the antipyretics or antibiotics work, or have no effect?
- Did the child have high fever throughout the night?
- Did the fever just rise in the morning hours?