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KYOAKSLUV
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1/24/08 11:03 A

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oops. double post.

Edited by: KYOAKSLUV at: 1/24/2008 (11:04)

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I don't think it was worth the $40. I had actually intended to return it, but then DH ripped it open. Grrrr... Oh well. Live and learn, I guess. Oh - and it won't work unless the special sleeve is over the tip of it!!!

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1/24/08 11:02 A

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I had been thinking of getting one of the ear ones since it's faster, but maybe I'll hold off. It sounds like they may not be any better.



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1/24/08 10:59 A

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We have an ear thermometer too and I hate that thing! I feel like we end up taking the best out of 3 temps since it seems way off sometimes. Maybe I just don't know what I'm doing with the ear one, but I like under the arm with a normal thermometer best...

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Jessi - I had the same problem with the ear thermometer. I thought maybe I wasn't doing it right with Kayla, then tried it on myself and got readings all over the place.

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1/24/08 8:01 A

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James will not allow me to do the underarm...he flings his arm everywhere


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1/23/08 7:30 P

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Keri - I can't do it rectally either. It just bothers me. I think I'm going to hurt her or something so I always do it under her arm.

When I was prego, I bought an expensive ear thermometer that was suppose to give a very fast reading. It said it was also for adults so I tried it on myself. First it was 102, than 97. The thing was allll over the place. Anyone know of a good forehead one that's accurate? It'd be nice to have one that worked faster. Mandy hates getting her temp checked.

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1/23/08 5:33 P

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I have one of the new forehead thermometers. Sometimes it seems accurate, and sometimes it seems way off. The last time DS had a fever it said he was normal, but by the underarm temp he had a fever of 100.5. The paper doesn't say anything about adding a degree. I'm really not too happy with it, and last time DS had his double ear infections I went back to using the underarm one because I felt it was more reliable.

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1/23/08 11:05 A

 
 
That's correct - add 1 for underarm readings. I only knew because Kayla had been in the hospital for jaundice and I asked tons of questions everytime the touched her! Don't feel bad - I hope she's feeling much better this week.

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1/23/08 10:30 A

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Wow - interesting - I never knew that. I'm glad I read this. I usually take DDs temp under her arm. I just can't get myself to take it rectally. Thank goodness she has never had a really high temp and I haven't had to. Now I know - thanks!

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1/22/08 11:04 P

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Yeah, high fevers are very scary. So far DS has only had a fever of 103, but it had me very worried. He had it when he had his first double ear infection.

I only know about adding a degree because I've worked in school settings with young kids. Otherwise I don't know if I'd know.

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1/22/08 10:59 P

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wow...I can't believe she had of fever of over 104!! The pedi told us to take her in to the hospital if it reached 104 or 105. I feel awful for not knowing. Thank goodness it came down and she was fine...scary.

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1/22/08 9:46 P

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I was on the phone with my mom, a nurse, and she told me that you always add a degree if you take it under the arm. However, if you take it rectally you don't add anything, that should be correct. However, if her underarm temp is pretty high, you should always follow it with a rectal reading to make sure.


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I posted this in the cafe last week but I didn't get as many replies as I hoped. How many points are you suppose to add for oral, underarm and rectal on a standard digital thermometer? The ladies who did reply said add 1. for underarm and non for rectal or oral. Last week she had a fever of 103.1 underarm without adding points. Does that mean she was actually over 104?? I wouldv'e taken her to the ER if I knew that!


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