Help Patients Sort Through Thermometer Options

Cold and flu season will have patients asking which type of thermometer is best to check for fever.

Digital thermometers are inexpensive...and most can be used to measure temps orally, rectally, and under the arm.

Explain that rectal temps are usually best for infants and young kids since they're the most accurate...oral temps are a good option for patients age 4 and older...and underarm temps are usually the least accurate.

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