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How to take an armpit temperature

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07/07/14

It is fairly easy to take an arm pit temperature. First you need to know if you need to add a degree or not. It should tell you in the directions. Lift up your child's arm like they are "raising their hand". Then place the metal tip in the middle of their armpit and keep their arm down. You can place your hand gently on their arm to make sure it doesn't fall out. Turn on the thermometer and wait for the beep or the allotted time depending on the type of thermometer you have.

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