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I went to my doc. Today and he said I should start checking my temp. With a basal thermometer to see if i'm ovulating .How do I do this ?

I went to my doc. Today and he said I should start checking my temp. With a basal thermometer to see if i'm ovulating .How do I do this ?

Basal body temp: Checking yoru temperature with a basal body thermometer can help detect ovulation: consider getting a special thermometer at your pharmacy. Also consider using an ovulation predictor kit: it's easy to use, and is even more accurate in detecting ovulation. ...Read more

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Is mercury from thermometers bad?

Mercury is very: toxic. So you don't ever want to handle mercury from a broken thermometer. ...Read more

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How far do I need to insert rectal thermometer?

How far do I need to insert rectal thermometer?

Just the tip: Rectal thermometers measure core body temp, so just getting the tip inside (past the sphincter) is enough. Too far can cause pain and possibly damage, so never force it! ...Read more

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What's the best type of thermometer to use for a 6 month old?

What's the best type of thermometer to use for a 6 month old?

Digital rectal therm: A simple digital rectal thermometer is advisable in a young infant. Believe it or not, rectal temperatures are very easy to take, in many cases faster, and definitely much more accurate than an oral or axillary temperature. Definitely avoid the ear thermometers at this age as they are notoriously inaccurate. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take rectal temperature with digital thermometer?

No: Not unless it is specified on the manufecturer directions. Though it may not be harmful it may not be accurate ...Read more

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If you touch mercury from an old thermometer, if it touches your skin is it bad? It broke

If you touch mercury from an old thermometer, if it touches your skin is it bad? It broke

Old : Old thermometers contain elemental mercury. If you touch elemental mercury it is likely to slip off your skin and thus would not be absorbed. However, if elementary mercury becomes airborne it is dangerous. If you try to vacuum up spilled mercury it can form tiny beads that can be inhaled into the lungs. Contact with mercury should be avoided. Wash your hands, clean up the mercury without vacuuming and dispose of it. If you ever have questions about the toxicity of a substance you can also contact the national poison control center at 1-(800) 222-1222. ...Read more

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How long will I have to be exposed to mercury(such that from a broken thermometer) before it will affect me?

Unlikely now: Most thermometers no longer contain mercury, unless it was really old and you played with it and breathed in the fumes you should be okay. ...Read more

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How do I know if a thermometer is right? One says 99.8. Other says 98.5. Ones made by vicks. Other a cvs store

How do I know if a thermometer is right? One says 99.8. Other says 98.5. Ones made by vicks. Other a cvs store

Both OK: Thermometers aren't always standardized. Your average temperature may be high, or vary through out the day. 98.5 and 99.8 are not too high either way, so you should go by symptoms and see your doctor. ...Read more

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Which is correct? Axillary temp always 99.2 (that's with degree added), oral temp always 98.4/5. Same thermometer.

Which is correct? Axillary temp always 99.2 (that's with degree added), oral temp always 98.4/5. Same thermometer.

Both are: They both represent a normal temperature and are well within the range of variation you see taking it in different ways. ...Read more