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Arm pit: Temp is taken in your arm pit. This is usually done in kids, not adults. ...Read more
LymphNodeEnlragment: Reactive means that the LymphNodes may be "doing their job".Enlarging to help fight infection ...Read more
What's more accurat a oral or acilary temp? Cause my oral temps always like 2 points lower then my axillary tempature. And i always wait 15 minutes.
Don't : Worry about your temps. Why are you checking? Variations are normal. ...Read more
If you are asking...: About lymph nodes being enlarged due to cancer metastisizing to them, they may regress in the context of appropriate chemotherapy for the primary disease. That said, normalized size of a node does not mean the cancer is gone, only that it is not detected by exam or imaging. Tumor can recur in nodes. Of course, lymph node dissection is a part of surgical staging so some nodes are removed surgically. ...Read more
Not very accurate: Most 8-10 year old can use an oral thermometer. Axillary readings are not always accurate. Rectal temps are always the best, but in that age group, it's not easy to get one. ...Read more