From time to time, we all get sick. In many cases, we may have to help out members of our household who are sick. Keeping track of the initial symptoms and medications taken can be a challenge. Check out our Medicine and Illness Tracker, which can help you log the details.
How to Use the Medicine and Illness Tracker
Start by writing down the name of the person who is sick. Next, jot down a brief description of the initial symptoms, along with the date and time.
For example: Billy
Monday, 2/11 – Started with the stomach bug at 7:00 p.m. Last meal prior to getting sick was peanut butter and jelly sandwich at 5:00 p.m.
Use the rest of the chart to keep track of what happens. Include things like:
- Medicines administered
- Meals eaten
Let’s continue with our example:
- 2/11 8:30 a.m. Vomited
- 2/11 9:15 a.m. Vomited
- 2/12 4:00 a.m. Vomited
- 2/12 8:00 a.m. Started sips of ginger ale
- 2/12 12:30 p.m. Fever of 101.7;
- 2/12 12:40 p.m. Ate 1 club cracker;
- 2/12 12:45 p.m. Acetaminophen (per doctor every 4 hours as needed)
- 2/12 1:30 p.m. Temperature 100.3
- 2/12 2:30 p.m. Temperature 99.3
- 2/12 4:00 p.m. Ate 3 Club Crackers
This chart makes it simple to take a look and see when the person was last sick, what time you gave the medicine, and how the fever responded to the medicine.
Printable Medicine and Illness Tracker
Below is a printable Medicine and Illness Tracker for you to print and use:
Stay well everyone. 🙂
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