Anyone who has already carried out their own fever knife test in the family of two- and four-legged friends know from experience that there are very specific likes and dislikes. On the other hand, accuracy is important for the fever thermometer – especially in the case of a high fever.
You ask yourself: Which is the best part of the body to measure fever with a fever thermometer? Here is an overview of the different measuring locations with their advantages and disadvantages:
How well does the thermometer measure in the mouth?
- easy measurement
- at the correct position (under the tongue at the very back) a relatively accurate value is measured
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- especially children can often not position the thermometer well
- positioned too far forward in the mouth, the temperature is too low
- What are the advantages and disadvantages of the fever thermometer in the armpit?
- Not unpleasant
- Very inaccurate value
- What are the advantages and against rectal measurement with the fever thermometer?
- The most reliable measurement
- Very important for high fever
- In this way, the fever thermometer is also used in dogs and many other pets
- Is unpleasant for many
- Hygienic handling is important
- some cream is required as a lubricant
What you should know about the measurement with the fever thermometer in the ear
- Is very fast
- Is well tolerated
- Correct positioning determines the reliability of the measurement
- Consumables (covers) required on an ongoing basis
- Higher price
What if the fever thermometer measures the forehead?
- Very pleasant – especially for contactless measurements
- Like the clappers
- Versatile (also for the measurement of food temperatures)
- Reliability depends on the environment and correct handling
- With a very high fever, possible deviations are too risky
Conclusion: It often makes sense to have several fever thermometers in the house. In any case, a safe contact thermometer is recommended for babies who quickly get a high fever – preferably a fever thermometer with a flexible tip. If it is not about a very high fever and also the temperature of drinks and food should be checked, a contactless thermometer is very practical. A separate animal fever thermometer for the dog is a matter of course. There are also fever meters specially made for dogs (animals) – but these are hardly found in tests.