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Baby thermometer you put in the ear to take temp?

Baby thermometer you put in the ear to take temp?

Confusing question: Yes there are thermometers that take a reading from the ear to give the kids temperature. If you have a specific question about these or the preferred process, please submit another question with a clear question. ...Read more

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If I use an ear thermometer, what range should it be for a normal baby?

If I use an ear thermometer, what range should it be for a normal baby?

Here it Is: Under 100.4 is normal for any age. Over 105, i worry. In between is a fever, but the overall picture needs assessed. ...Read more

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10month baby.feel his forehead, body warm. I feel he has fever. But when I test him w thermometer he is normal.i use ear thermometer.

10month baby.feel his forehead, body warm. I feel he has fever. But when I test him w thermometer he is normal.i use ear thermometer.

Rectal themometer: Ear thermometer are accurate but not perfect. I would use rectal Thermometer. If your child is otherwise well it probably is not fever but just skin warmth. ...Read more

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What is the normal temperature range for an adult if using an ear thermometer ?

Not the best therms: There is a range of temps and an individual's body temperature changes throughout the day in a diurnal pattern. Usually lowest in AM at about 7 and peaks at about 5 PM. ...Read more

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I read in several places that a normal adult temperature with an ear thermometer is 99.5. Is this true?

I read in several places that a normal adult temperature with an ear thermometer is 99.5.  Is this true?

Normal Temperature: Nope. The average body temperature of a healthy human is 98.6. Taking the temperature in the ear can range one to two degrees lower and still be considered normal. 99.5 is a fever. ...Read more

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Is the braun ear thermometer accurate for children's temperatures?

Is the braun ear thermometer accurate for children's temperatures?

YES: Ear thermometers when used correctly can be quite accurate. There are some limitations, . It is not as good in infants due to their ear canal size . But in older children and teens and adults it is great. ...Read more

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I have noticed that my ear thermometer by braun always seems to read a degree or so higher than my digital. Is this generally the case?

Check the setting: Some of these thermometers allow you t set the readout as oral vs rectal and program in an extra degree for the rectal setting. It may require reading through the instructions that came with the product to reset it. ...Read more

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