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My toddler has fever of 101.2 when taken rectally, but only 97.something when taken under arm or orally. Is this unusual? The numbers don't make sense to me.
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replied August 3rd, 2013
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I don't know why there is a difference. Rectal temperature is supposed to be more accurate but the "Feverscan" reactive thermometer is considered an accurate indication of fever and is simply laid across the brow.

Have you tried checking your own temperature or checking your thermometer against another?

If your toddler isn't displaying any symptoms of fever I suggest you don't worry.

Good luck!
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