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A 26-year-old male asked:

Can you recommend a good household thermometer? should i get one that measures it in the mouth or the ear? do all doctors in the us use fahrenheit?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Ear thermometer: An ear thermometer is rapid and accurate, except that it is harder to use in young babies. In the U.S., doctors use fahrenheit, so if mentioning a temperature in a healthtap question, please do so in fahrenheit degrees.
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