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so if you take a childs temp underarm with a digital thermometer

(9 Posts)
toilettissuewonder Tue 20-Oct-09 13:40:55

you then add 1 degree?

Is that right, so LO's temp of 36.6 would be 37.6?

Can't get my head straight today!

toilettissuewonder Tue 20-Oct-09 13:52:35


stickylittlefingers Tue 20-Oct-09 13:54:43

hi - do you have the "what to expect" book because it explains it in there? Otherwise I am off to see...

toilettissuewonder Tue 20-Oct-09 13:56:32

ah, i used to have it somewhere. I will see if I can find it. thx :0)

stickylittlefingers Tue 20-Oct-09 13:57:28

NHS says 0.5 to reading



toilettissuewonder Tue 20-Oct-09 13:58:26

BibiBOO Tue 20-Oct-09 13:58:31

Dr told us to add 0.5 of a degree for an external temp.

stickylittlefingers Tue 20-Oct-09 13:58:35

better this way!

0.5 TO the reading

toilettissuewonder Tue 20-Oct-09 14:00:39

thank you, so she'd be just over 37. so nothing major then! phew.
thought she just felt a tad hot (and has a cold too, but fine in herself!)

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