Oral vs rectal temperature. You can take a temperature using the mouth (oral), anus (rectal), armpit (axillary), or ear (tympanic). But the temperature readings vary depending on which one.
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These thermometers use electronic heat sensors to record body temperature. They can be used in the rectum (rectal), mouth (oral) or armpit.
However, several methods that measure the internal temperature including oral, rectal, temporal, and ear, have been found in various studies.
Address correspondence to Stephanie M. For example, at oral temperatures ranging from
J Emerg Med. Feb;22(2) A comparison of oral, tympanic, and rectal temperature measurement in the elderly. Varney SM(1), Manthey DE, Culpepper .
Label each thermometer, and don't use the same thermometer in both places. For example, relying on the commonly accepted definition of a normal oral temperature value less than It was only when the tympanic temperature was over