Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Zee01 | 2011/08/29

Q.

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!!!

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

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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