Thermometer (Oral/Rectal/Axillary)

This is a great style of thermometer.  It can be used to take a temperature either orally, rectally, or axillary (under the armpit).
 
Advantages:  Good price, easy to use, and fast.
    For infants less than 3 months old, this is the absolute best way (rectally) to take a temperature if you think your     child has a fever.
 
Disadvantages: 
    If you are using it orally, your child may not be good at holding it under their tongue.
    If you are using it axillary, the results may not be so accurate.
 
Dr. Oshiro's opinion is that you have to have this for an infant less than three months old if you think your infant has a fever.  For an older child it is great (use it orally or axillary).  For a younger child/toddler, consider a tympanic thermometer (ear).
 
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