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How long do you wait after drinking liquids to take a oral tempature?

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DzooBaby 3 Mar 2011

You should wait 20-30 minutes after eating, drinking or smoking to get an accurate oral temp. You should wait an hour after taking a hot bath or doing vigorous exercise before checking temperature.

Anonymous 4 Mar 2011

I've always heard at least 5 minutes, but DzooBaby is hard to beat at answers!

tanyasmooth 1 Sep 2015

25 to 35 minutes

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