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How to Measure Temperature in Children

Author: Dr. Ran Goldman, Chief Medical Officer, MedSchoolForParents.com
There are 5 ways temperature can be measured:
 

 

  1. Rectal: Most accurate because it gives you the core body temperature
  2. Arm pit: usually used in infants
  3. Mouth: for children over 3 years of age
  4. Forehead and ear: both are not very accurate for measuring low or high temperatures

 

 
Updated: 03/08/2017
 

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