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Tracking body temperature for one month.

Nov 06, 2012 - 0 comments
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Fever

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Temperature

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Oral

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rectal

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thermometer

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rectum

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mouth

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track



DR advised me to keep track of body temperature several times a day for about a month.  I started Saturday Nov 3rd.    I have allergies and sinus problems and have reoccurring fevers.  With my constant mouth breathing oral temps are usually low.

I was seen at the Emergency Room here in town about two weeks ago with a fever and fatigue. The nurse there took several oral temps and then one ear reading and then she explained it now had to be taken in the rectum.  I was reluctant to comply, but finally did, and by rectum the thermometer read 102.6!

Hospital policy, and under the arm is a poor alternative.       She informed me that oral and ear temps can be inaccurate.  Underarm temps as last resort.

I have a digital thermometer and two old fashioned type,

Kevin's Temperature Tracker
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