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Why am I having a difficult time getting an accurate reading with my ear thermometer?

Answer

Prior to obtaining a temperature we recommend the ear thermometer be placed a room temperature for approximately 15 minutes.

For children under 1 year of age – Pull the ear straight back

For children over the age of 1 and adult - Pull the ear up and back

Note: Proper placement within the ear canal is essential for an accurate reading. If the thermometer is not inserted properly and firmly into the ear canal, a lower reading might be obtained.

 

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