North Vernon, IN
A 28-year-old male asked:
Should you add any degrees to an oral temperature taken by a digital thermometer?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Randy Bakeranswered
Holistic Medicine 42 years experience
No: There is no need to do this. Temperatures vary whether taken orally, rectally, under the armpit or in the ear but when doctors discuss body temperature they are usually talking about oral temperature unless otherwise specified. See https://assets.hillrom.com/is/content/hillrom/80011875LITPDFpdf
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