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What is the most accurate thermometer on the market?

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Dr. Michael Engel
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: Stick with the....

Classics. A tried and true digital thermometer that you place under the arm or tongue is the best and safest way to measure a child's temperature.
These are a safe version of the old glass thermometers that can acquire temperature info from the same sites. Leave the ear thermometers to the medical professionals. They can be tricky to use and to avoid inaccurately measuring the ear canal wall temp.

In brief: Stick with the....

Classics. A tried and true digital thermometer that you place under the arm or tongue is the best and safest way to measure a child's temperature.
These are a safe version of the old glass thermometers that can acquire temperature info from the same sites. Leave the ear thermometers to the medical professionals. They can be tricky to use and to avoid inaccurately measuring the ear canal wall temp.
Dr. Michael Engel
Dr. Michael Engel
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Dr. Roy Benaroch
Pediatrics

In brief: Ordinary digital

Most accurate will be an ordinary, cheap digital thermometer (under ten dollars) that you can use under the arm, under the tongue, or rectally (not the same thermometer!) rectal temps are only for little babies, not for children.

In brief: Ordinary digital

Most accurate will be an ordinary, cheap digital thermometer (under ten dollars) that you can use under the arm, under the tongue, or rectally (not the same thermometer!) rectal temps are only for little babies, not for children.
Dr. Roy Benaroch
Dr. Roy Benaroch
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