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katiebug 11-02-2010 12:30 PM

I was telling a friend of mine recently that I take my children's temperature rectally and she thought I had lost mind. Does anybody else take their kids temperature rectally?


LittleBit 11-02-2010 02:03 PM

Depends on the age of the baby and the axillary temp...  If the axillary was high enough that it worried me I would take a rectal to verify before calling the Doc.  Otherwise I didn't bother... 


Spaggie 11-02-2010 02:08 PM

Nope never did, the very idea grossed me out.  I bought one of those expensive ear thermometers when they first came out when the pediatrician recommended it, so I never worried about it.


DQKaren 11-02-2010 02:31 PM

My ped that we have now recommends it. Frowns on the ear, says since their ear cannal is so small its not very accurate.  I however cannot convince myself to do that. So I do ear and if it worries me then I do under arm. (depending on age of child)


wardcosbyson 11-26-2010 11:17 PM

ear thermometers would be enough for me. I couldn't take that rectal thing but if it comes from the professionals and if I don't have any choice, hmm...let me think about it.


Jillybean356 07-28-2011 10:56 AM

My little girl's doctors take it rectally but I also just use ear thermometers.smile.gif



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