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Do you add or subtract 1 degree when taking a temp through the armpit?


Asked by Anonymous at 2:05 PM on Mar. 28, 2009 in Toddlers (1-2)

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Answers (6)
  • add under the pit :)

    Answer by nikkileerue at 2:56 PM on Mar. 28, 2009

  • i think you subtract one when under the armpit. and add one when taken from the mouth.

    and probably from the butt.. as is? i'm NOT sure though... time to google.

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:07 PM on Mar. 28, 2009

  • omG i did that first line backwards i'm sorry!!! ANON 2:07

    i meant subtract one from mouth.. add one from arm pit!!!

    that's what i meant!! but still not sure

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:10 PM on Mar. 28, 2009

  • thanks ive googled it too but different websites say different things

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:13 PM on Mar. 28, 2009

  • yeah,you add 1 ,under armpit ,
    subtract 1 under tounge
    rectal is right.

    Answer by Val504 at 2:21 PM on Mar. 28, 2009

  • Ear is the most accurate and easy. Rectal is accurate but isn't recommended because of discomfort and potential infections. The doctor does it some times with tiny babies but they sterilize everything or use single use probe covers. Oral is one degree lower than ear or rectal. But unless it is a new born or really young baby you don't have to be that precise.

    Answer by teamquinn at 3:34 PM on Mar. 28, 2009

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