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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

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How do I take a rectal temperature?

Don't: An armpit temp is just and good and not fraught with the possibility of hurting something. ...Read more

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What is normal rectal temperature of body?

What is normal rectal temperature of body?

99°F: The average normal oral temperature is 98.6°F (37°C). A rectal temperature is 0.5°F (0.3°C) to 1°F (0.6°C) higher than an oral temperature. ...Read more

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My babys rectal temperature is 99 F do i need to minus 1 degree from it for actual reading?

Not if...: If a thermometer is calibrated for rectal temperatures, then the 99 degrees is accurate and no adjustment is needed. If the thermometer is calibrated for oral or axillary temperatures, it might automatically add 1-2 degrees to what it senses, and thus display an incorrectly high reading (because it thinks it is in the mouth or armpit, when in fact you've put it in the rectum). ...Read more

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Is an adult rectal temperature of 99.2 in afternoon a fever?

Is an adult rectal temperature of 99.2 in afternoon a fever?

Probably not...: Depends on a number of factors, including your metabolism, activity at the time the "elevated" temperature was recorded, and personal baseline body temperature when optimally "healthy.". ...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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Is a resting rectal temperature of about 99.4 normal for an 18 year old male?

Is a resting rectal temperature of about 99.4 normal for an 18 year old male?

Yes...: Typically a temperature of 98 to 99 orally is normal, and rectal temperatures are a little higher. If that is a temperature that you routinely obtain, then it's fine. It may be a tad high but not bad. I'm assuming there is another reason to obtain a rectal temp on an 18 y/o vs an oral temperature, so there may be other complicating issues to consider depending on the disability. ...Read more

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My 8 month baby has on and off rectal temperature of 100 F since a week, really worried,he is on teething?

My 8 month baby has on and off rectal temperature of 100 F since a week, really worried,he is on teething?

Call Pediatrician: Teething gets blamed for a lot of things, including low grade fever, although there' slots of contradictory evidence. 100 F is more than low grade. It's your baby. You have every right to be concerned. Call your Pediatrician. ...Read more

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My baby's rectal temperature is 99.is that serious? His armpit temperature is 98.1

My baby's rectal temperature is 99.is that serious? His armpit temperature is 98.1

About temperatures: 97's, 98's, and 99's are normal temperatures in normal babies. That means those temperatures don't tell you if a baby is normal or not normal. Parents and doctors have to use other signs and symptoms, or the lack thereof, to decide if a baby is normal or not. Look to see if there are other signs. ...Read more

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If it's hot outside and an adult is wearing a jacket, is a rectal temperature of 100.2 in the mid afternoon a fever?

If it's hot outside and an adult is wearing a jacket, is a rectal temperature of 100.2 in the mid afternoon a fever?

Fever: A fever is generally accepted to be an internal temperature over 100.5, utilizing either an oral or rectal thermometer. While the ambient temperature does have an effect, the internal temperature is what matters. ...Read more