Re: taking baby temperature
Ok, here goes. Oral is always what it says it is, Rectal you subtract a degree, Armpit you add a degree. Rectal is considered the most accurate, Armpit the least. Rectal thermometers are red tipped and the bulb is longer. Oral thermometers are blue tipped with a rounder bulb. Oral should never be taken within 5 minutes of drinking anything, Rectal should never be taken when there is constipation or diahrrea. I dont trust ear thermometers at all because I have never seen one give an accurate temperature. HTH
Mindy (Type 1 Dx'd 11/94..Insulin Pump)
Last edited by Mommyof4; 05-19-2004 at 12:41 AM.