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Taking a temp under the arm of a 2 yr old...

do you add a degree?

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Asked by rebeccadac at 3:05 PM on Mar. 16, 2011 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • you add 2

    Answer by TiffanieK at 3:07 PM on Mar. 16, 2011

  • The pediatric nurse told me you add 1 degree

    Answer by MizLee at 3:08 PM on Mar. 16, 2011

  • Thanks ladies! He's then at 102.0 poor guy! feel bad as it started with me and has not hit 2 of my 3 kids today :(

    Comment by rebeccadac (original poster) at 3:13 PM on Mar. 16, 2011

  • I never heard add 2... I always just add one...

    Answer by But_Mommie at 3:19 PM on Mar. 16, 2011

  • my girls doctor who is a pediatrition told me you don't ad a degree if you are using a digital thermometor. I called one time when my oldest was a baby at about 2.5 and I told them I added 2 degress and they said you were supose to add anything. Which my 3 year old if I take her temp it runs like 98.7 or 98.8 if I add a degree then she would always have a temp of 100.8 or 100.9

    Answer by mommy5409 at 3:19 PM on Mar. 16, 2011

  • well you have diffrent answers on this subject. You have none, then you have add one and then add two best bet is to call and see what the doctor says

    Answer by mommy5409 at 3:21 PM on Mar. 16, 2011

  • If you need to call the doc, tell them the temperature reading you got and how you got it. They can decide what to do with the information.

    Answer by DragonRiderMD at 3:23 PM on Mar. 16, 2011

  • The thermometer directions usually have the info in it, but I think you add approximately 1 degree for an underarm reading for most of them. Our booklet says to add specifically 0.9 of a degree to the underarm reading.

    Answer by pam19 at 3:53 PM on Mar. 16, 2011

  • I've heard both two and one but went with two because I'd rather be cautious then careless if that's make any sense LOL

    Answer by jspenny2705 at 8:18 PM on Mar. 16, 2011

  • i believe its 1 degree but you may want to double check with the doc

    Answer by dreamangel06 at 9:01 PM on Mar. 16, 2011

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