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baby question?!?!? how accurate is it..

Anonymous
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If you take their temperature.with a regular thermometer in their armpit. i worked at a day care and we always added a degree. is this accurate??

and please don't tell to stick it in her butt! she puts up enough of a fight putting it under her arm...
Posted by Anonymous on Dec. 8, 2012 at 7:38 AM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Dec. 8, 2012 at 7:40 AM
At my sons dr they dont add a degree but i was told to when my son was in the nicu.
mamakenzi
by Bronze Member on Dec. 8, 2012 at 7:41 AM
Yes. I have been told to do that by several nurses.
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Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Dec. 8, 2012 at 7:41 AM
That's why Im confused.. if.i add a degree she has a slight fever if i don't she doesn't. but last night she was 101 with out adding it.. i.think she.is cutting teeth.
but i hate to give her tylenol if she doesn't need it.


Quoting Anonymous:

At my sons dr they dont add a degree but i was told to when my son was in the nicu.

RadnRem
by Gold Member on Dec. 8, 2012 at 7:43 AM
Yes, you add a degree when taking an axillary temperature.
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Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Dec. 8, 2012 at 7:43 AM
Ok..that puts her at 99.8... Im wondering if i should hold of on tylenol. she isn't acting any different.


Quoting mamakenzi:

Yes. I have been told to do that by several nurses.

Kaelaasmom
by Katie on Dec. 8, 2012 at 7:45 AM
Yes, you add a degree. You may want to get an ear thermometer.
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Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Dec. 8, 2012 at 7:46 AM
Lol... i had one...somewhere in this house..



Quoting Kaelaasmom:

Yes, you add a degree. You may want to get an ear thermometer.

mamakenzi
by Bronze Member on Dec. 8, 2012 at 7:46 AM
How old? Depending on age I wouldn't medicate until her temp hits 101

Quoting Anonymous:

Ok..that puts her at 99.8... Im wondering if i should hold of on tylenol. she isn't acting any different.




Quoting mamakenzi:

Yes. I have been told to do that by several nurses.

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Greenstone920
by Silver Member on Dec. 8, 2012 at 7:50 AM
Cutting teeth does not cause 101 fevers. Viral and bacterial illnesses do.
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Dec. 8, 2012 at 7:50 AM

that's why you should get a REAL thermometer

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