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What is the point of having a thermometer?

Posted by on Apr. 1, 2010 at 5:26 PM
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 I've been sick for days now. Chest and nose congestion and now I have a fever. I am about to dose myself up with more medication but I wanted to take my temperature first to see what it was at.

I took it and the stupid thing said my temperature was 97.1! That isn't even the normal temperature for a person! So i don't know if I have a really high fever or just a small one.

In addition to my stupid sick vent I wanted to ask if anyone had a thermometer that actually takes a correct temperature and where you got it. Thanks!

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WickedWonder
by on Apr. 1, 2010 at 5:27 PM

i use the glass thermometers..i find the digis don't work well. try walmart!

carrieasia
by Silver Member on Apr. 1, 2010 at 5:28 PM

well  actually 97.1 is my normal temperature.  when ever i have gone to the doctor, if i didnt have a fever that was about my reading give or take a point one.  when i was pregnant my temperature was always 97.5

starrymonkey
by on Apr. 1, 2010 at 5:28 PM

I've got a digital ear one that works great, if you use it right lol.  My mom bought it at K-mart before it closed down (the one by us shut down last summer).


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Daemons_mommy
by on Apr. 1, 2010 at 5:28 PM

 Do they still make glass thermometers? I thought it was all digital now. Thanks!

Quoting WickedWonder:

i use the glass thermometers..i find the digis don't work well. try walmart!

 

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WickedWonder
by on Apr. 1, 2010 at 5:30 PM

pretty sure..i bought mine about a month back at one of the walmarts here. i would also check online if they don't carry them where you are at.

Quoting Daemons_mommy:

 Do they still make glass thermometers? I thought it was all digital now. Thanks!

Quoting WickedWonder:

i use the glass thermometers..i find the digis don't work well. try walmart!

 


KandiceN
by on Apr. 1, 2010 at 5:32 PM

Just cause your sick doesn't mean you'll have a temp.  Most the time I'm on my death bed and I'm still a perfect 98.6. I don't even bother taking my temp anymore.

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