Why can't you use a rectal thermometer to take temperature in armpit?

Answer These look like little warts, with hard white hard stuff in the middle, I think that you can compare it to a skin tag. These warts are more uncomfortable then they are harmful.

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Can you use a rectal thermometer to take a temperature in the armpit?

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

At all ages rectal temperature is higher than skin temperature.

Why is there such a difference between oral and rectal temperature in my son...orally he is almost always normal or low grade then rectal it is 101-102 degrees?

Rectal is more accurate because it takes the core body temperature.

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 »