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29 Aug 2011

Thermometer
Hello!

I was considering buying a new thermometer, but wanted to know which one is better. At the moment I have an Infrared one that measures the temp in the ear, but I keep on getting different readings depending on the angle I put it in the ear.
I saw one that also uses infrared, but on the forehead the other day...
What type would you suggest?
Which one is more accurate?

Thank you so much!!!
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childhood diseases
paediatrician

01 Jan 0001

Neither method is regarded as accurate. The best way to measure your child's temperature is to use a digital thermometer under the arm.
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