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do you add a degree when taking a temp in the ear? I can't remember

also I have been taking his temp in the right ear all morning which slowly keeps going up right know its at 99.5 but just to check I took his left ear which says 98.9 what does that mean?

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Asked by randilinn at 10:08 AM on Sep. 28, 2010 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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  • im not sure but the doctors told me to simply take the temp under the arm pit since it has better accuracy

    Answer by newmommyjazz at 10:09 AM on Sep. 28, 2010

  • don't you add a degree under the arm also?

    Comment by randilinn (original poster) at 10:13 AM on Sep. 28, 2010

  • nope, just under the arm : )

    Answer by sweetpea8973 at 10:14 AM on Sep. 28, 2010

  • you only add a degree under arm.

    Answer by Raeann11 at 10:45 AM on Sep. 28, 2010

  • I think the other ladies are right and you only add a degree under the arm. I'm not sure what the differing temps in each ear means though!

    Answer by kamsmommy17 at 3:32 AM on Sep. 29, 2010

  • i agree with the other mommies

    Answer by mekarevell at 9:04 AM on Oct. 8, 2010

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