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Londonderry, NH
A 30-year-old female asked:

What type of thermometer is more accurate? ear or oral? one says i have a fever and the other says no. i do feel like i have a temp however.

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Dr. Louise Andrew
A Verified Doctoranswered
Emergency Medicine 48 years experience
Oral: if done properly is probably more accurate. Rectal is most accurate.
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