[LMB] AKICOT: L: Body temp Thermometer recommendations

JenL jenl1625 at gmail.com
Mon Nov 2 20:30:20 GMT 2009


On Mon, Nov 2, 2009 at 10:02 AM, Joel Polowin <jpolowin at hotmail.com> wrote:

>
> Suzette Petty wrote:
> > The new thermometer reads my temperature as 96.2 degrees (98.6 is
> "normal"
> > temperature, for anyone used to Celsius). I've read up on it, and do
> > realize that a digital thermometer takes a series of readings, and
> > averages them to produce the final temperature. However, both it, and
> > the $3 one I bought a few days later out of frustration seem to be unable
> > to take an accurate temperature.
>
> Is it possible that the reading is correct?  98.6'F is "normal", but
> individual people can vary significantly from "normal".
>
My little $10 generic grocery store digital thermometer came with a little
insert that showed where, in your mouth, you ought to be taking your temp.
Apparently, I've been doing it wrong all these years....

jen



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