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Silly question. i have 3 sick boys at home. i bought a new rectal thermometer and in my exhaustion forgot to wash it before using it. should i worry?

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Dr. Lonna Larsh
Family Medicine 32 years experience
While not ideal...: I wouldn't worry too much. Just be sure to wash it after using it!
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