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A 27-year-old female asked:

I am recovering from covid-19. im monitoring my temp with an exergen temporal scanner. for a few days, i havent had a fever when i scan my forehead, but my neck/cheeks are 100+ deg. is that a reliable place to check scan for fever?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 27 years experience
COVID 19: A temporal scanner is used to pick up heat from the temporal artery - so if you place it on different areas of the body - you may get different temperatures.
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