Question: What is the most accurate way to take a temperature?

Rectal temps are the most accurate. Forehead temps are the next most accurate. Oral and ear temps are also accurate if done properly. Temps done in the armpit are the least accurate.

Where do you take forehead temperature?

Forehead (Temporal Artery) Temperature: How to TakeAge: Any age.This thermometer reads the heat waves coming off the temporal artery. Place the sensor head at the center of the forehead.Slowly slide the thermometer across the forehead toward the top of the ear. Stop when you reach the hairline. •11 Mar 2021

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