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Fever Help (piog)

Posted by on Dec. 16, 2012 at 6:54 PM
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I need some fever help. I have two different kinds of thermometers and they are giving two completely different read outs (yes I know they are supposed to be a little diff) the under arm says 101.2 and the ear says 98.4. Which is more accurate??

by on Dec. 16, 2012 at 6:54 PM
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goddess99
by Michelle on Dec. 16, 2012 at 7:03 PM

Idk??, ear is normal.

marchantmom06
by on Dec. 16, 2012 at 7:05 PM
You shouldn't take a temp in either of those places. Either under the tongue or rectally.
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TheImperfectOne
by on Dec. 17, 2012 at 8:32 AM
He's 10 mths old so I could only do rectal.

Quoting marchantmom06:

You shouldn't take a temp in either of those places. Either under the tongue or rectally.
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T-Rentsmommy06
by on Dec. 17, 2012 at 8:59 AM

 How long have you been using the ear one? It has to be done exactly right, and ear wax can effect it. I would go with the under the armpit, so long as your baby wasn't screaming when it was taken.

jltplk25
by Gold Member on Dec. 17, 2012 at 9:09 AM
Under the arm, add a degree. The ear can put off different readings just by the position you have it in the ear.
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MusherMaggie
by Bronze Member on Dec. 18, 2012 at 1:00 AM
The ear.
bahamamama61
by on Dec. 18, 2012 at 6:13 AM
Put your lips to their fore-head, and if it feels warm, do fever treatment (Tylenol, popsicles, etc.) :)
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Bethy16
by on Dec. 18, 2012 at 7:01 AM
He is 10 months old, do it rectally for an accurate temp.
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Mama_Gleich
by on Dec. 18, 2012 at 7:12 AM

I would rectally. 

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