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How to Choose a Good Child Thermometer and When to Call the Doctor

Posted by Erin Eckhart, M.D. on Aug 29, 2015 9:00:00 AM

If you’re standing in an aisle at a drugstore looking at thermometers because your child is sick, chances are you already have a lot on your mind. Trying to pick out something like a thermometer can be overwhelming in an already-stressful situation. Basically, there are three types of common thermometers: the digital multiuse thermometer, the temporal artery thermometer and the tympanic thermometer. Before you head to the store, it’s important to know how to use each kind, what they’re good for, and when to worry about your child’s temperature.
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Topics: child thermometer, fever, temperature, when to worry about fever, digital thermometer, temporal artery thermometer, tympanic thermometec

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