Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Jacques | 2010/10/18

Q.

Baby''s Temperature

What in your opinion is the best method to determine your baby’ s temperature? There are so many devices out there. Some you put in the ear, some under the arm and new ones you put on the forehead. How accurate are these devices? Any recommendations?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Good and useful question.The forehead tests are not very accurate. The underarm test is accurate as long as the thermometer is kept in place for at least 2 minutes. There are several very good ear temperature devices now available which are easy to use and are probably the most accurate.

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