25th November 2019


What temperature should your forehead be?

Rectal, Forehead or Ear temperature: 100.4 F° (38.0° C) or higher.

Just so, are you supposed to add a degree to a temporal thermometer?

Rectal temperatures are usually about 1 degree higher than oral temperatures and 1 1/2 degrees higher than axillary temperatures, but since you don't have to add a degree with ear or temporal thermometers, talking about adding or subtracting a degree can be confusing.

What is considered a fever with a temporal thermometer?

Your child has a fever if he or she: Has a rectal, ear or temporal artery temperature of 100.4 F (38 C) or higher. Has an oral temperature of 100 F (37.8 C) or higher. Has an armpit temperature of 99 F (37.2 C) or higher.
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