Anyone else want an uncomfortable rectal temp? I don't want the tip to be slim; I want the tip to be thick and fat and cause discomfort when it's inserted. The taker will have to spread my cheeks wide in order to get the thermometer in. Once it's inserted, I'll be squirming and whining about how it hurts and begging for it to be removed, but instead I'll have to lay there helplessly as the fat thermometer sticks out from my rear. Rtobsessed - Nope, I quite like the "fatties".
Contraindications to Taking Rectal Temperature
4 Ways to Use a Rectal Thermometer - wikiHow
Show less Rectal thermometer usage is usually limited to taking a baby's temperature, but this method also may be used on aging adults who are ill. Doctors say that taking rectal temperature is the most accurate, especially for children under the age of four or anyone else who cannot cooperate in the taking of an oral temperature. Care must be practiced when taking someone's temperature rectally. The rectal wall may be pierced or other pain may be caused by incorrect usage methods.
I was told by nurses and my DDs ped. I think some of them are marked. I just did under the arm with a regular digital thermometer and added one degree.
Rectal thermometry is taking a person's temperature by inserting a thermometer into the rectum via the anus. Thus, it is often used sparingly and primarily on infants, children, or adults for whom taking an oral temperature would risk injury e. The precise history of rectal thermometry is largely unknown, but medical thermometers have long been made in a tube shape that fits into the anus. Medical literature shows the practice dating back to at least the 18th century, and it is probable that rectal thermometry was thought to be a safer alternative to oral temperature-taking, due to the use of mercury and other toxic chemicals in early thermometers.