Does a forehead thermometer read higher or lower than a rectal thermometer on a 2 month old baby?

Answer At all ages rectal temperature is higher than skin temperature.

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Is an electronic thermometer better than a glass thermometer for patients?

On One Hand: Glass Thermometers Are Reliable and Less ExpensiveGlass thermometers give accurate readings. They are also usually less expensive than digital thermometers, since glass thermometers ju... Read More »

Does a candy thermometer&a meat thermometer measure temperatures in the same increments?

No. Dial or standard candy thermometers often have one- to five-degree increments due to the specificity of temperatures required in candy making. Meat thermometers generally range between five- an... Read More »

How to Use a Rectal Thermometer?

Rectal thermometer usage is usually limited to taking a baby's temperature. However, this method also may be used on aging adults who are ill. Care must be practiced when taking someone's temperatu... Read More »

How to Use A Rectal Thermometer Properly ?

One of the more accurate ways to take your temperature --- using a rectal thermometer --- seems like it would be uncomfortable, but it isn't. Knowing how to use a rectal thermometer properly gives ... Read More »