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Do You Add a Degree to an Ear Thermometer?

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You do not add a degree to an ear thermometer granted you use tympanic thermometer to take the temperature reading. Subtractions are made if the temperature reading was taken at the rectal region. This discrepancy is usually an approximation.
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Ear and Mouth temperatures are usually in the same proximity. Anything that would indicate a mouth temperature would also be an ear temperature from what I've learned. Also always
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Not Medical Advice: You need to add at least 2 degrees from its reading. It is said that an armpit reading is far less accurate than other methods.
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