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TheImperfectOne
Fever Help (piog)
December 16, 2012 at 6:54 PM

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??

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  • goddess99
    December 16, 2012 at 7:03 PM

    Idk??, ear is normal.

  • marchantmom06
    December 16, 2012 at 7:05 PM
    You shouldn't take a temp in either of those places. Either under the tongue or rectally.
  • TheImperfectOne
    December 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.
  • T-Rentsmommy06
    December 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
    December 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.
  • MusherMaggie
    December 18, 2012 at 1:00 AM
    The ear.
  • bahamamama61
    December 18, 2012 at 6:13 AM
    Put your lips to their fore-head, and if it feels warm, do fever treatment (Tylenol, popsicles, etc.) :)
  • Bethy16
    by Bethy16
    December 18, 2012 at 7:01 AM
    He is 10 months old, do it rectally for an accurate temp.
  • Mama_Gleich
    December 18, 2012 at 7:12 AM

    I would rectally. 

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