Posted by Shana on June 25, 2003 at 10:52:41:
In Reply to: Fever posted by Sue on June 25, 2003 at 09:31:48:
: My boy has his first fever. It's running between 100.8 and 102. I have been taking his temperature with a pacifier thermometer. But someone told me yesterday that there not accurate. My books don't mention them, does any one know the accuracy? Also, I have not taken his temp rectally. I'm a little scared too he's very wiggly and doesn't hold still, but should I try to take it that way?
I would try to take it rectally as I was also very nervous about doing this. It is not so bad though. I have heard the pacifier ones dont read accurately as well. It is scarey the first time they have a fever. My son had one of 104 at about 2 months and it wound up being a UTI. good luck!