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Dr thomas knecth I checked temperate by rectal it was 99.5 is this high rectal temperature?

Dr thomas knecth I checked temperate by rectal it was 99.5 is this high rectal temperature?

Rectal = accurate: Though they are the most uncomfortable to obtain, rectal temperatures are actually the most accurate temps you can measure (with oral, tympanic (ear) and axillary (armpit) in decreasing accuracy afterwards) . It is, of course, best to make sure to have an empty rectal vault to ensure accuracy as well.Good luck and be well. ...Read more

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Rectal temperature, child ?

Rectal temperature, child
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Rectal temp: Normal rectal temp on an infant child is 99.6 degrees f. ...Read more

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What is normal rectal temperature?

What is normal rectal temperature?

See Below: Kyle, A normal rectal temperature is anything less than 100.4 Anything over than that is a fever. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Rectal temperature of 99. 6 is it normal?

Temperature: Yes, that temperature is normal. The rectal temperature normally higher than oral one between 0.5-1 degree F. ...Read more

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Are rectal temperatures the most accurate?

Are rectal temperatures the most accurate?

Maybe: Rectal temps show core body temp, less likely to be affected by rapid breathing, drinking of liquids and other factors that can affect oral temps. Ear temps in babies closely approximate these and are generally easier to take, but most adults balk at this method. Sometimes used in ICU sedated patients too. More 'accurate' in that they are less easily altered by environmental variables. ...Read more

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Is a rectal temperature of 99.8 high in adults?

No: rectal temperature is usually 1 degree higher than oral temp so is equivalent to 98.8 orally which is considered normal. ...Read more

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I want to know how a rectal temperature taking feels?

Probably not too bad: Rectal temperatures are taken with a small probe or thermometer. If you can imagine what a small glass straw will feel like, you get the idea. It's not large enough to cause too much discomfort. It's only in there for about a minute. ...Read more

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Is a rectal temperature of 100.0 in my four month old normal?

Is a rectal temperature of 100.0 in my four month old normal?

Can be normal: In our practice we use 100.5 rectally as the threshold for fever, however, temperature can be elevated from overdressing as well as being a protective response. ...Read more

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For oral and rectal temperatures, what are the normal ranges?

For oral and rectal temperatures, what are the normal ranges?

See included link.: The normal oral temperature in 98.6 degrees farenheit or 37 degrees centigrade. Rectal temperatures. Rectal temperatures are 0.5 (0.3 c) to 1 degree f (0.6 c)higher. Refer to the following link. http://www.webmd.com/parenting/rectal-ear-oral-and-axillary-temperature-comparison. ...Read more

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Is a rectal temperature 1° higher than a normal temp? Also what time does the body temperature peek?. Do tod dlers have a higher body temperature?

Core Temperature: A recital temperature is considered a core temperature, or as-good-as-it-gets. So stick with the temperature you see. Also, toddlers typically feel warm, but their body temperature is the same as anyone else. ...Read more