How long do you wait after drinking liquids to take a oral tempature?
- 3 Mar 2011 by donnie berry
- 1 Sep 2015
- doctor, medical, body temperature
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.
I've always heard at least 5 minutes, but DzooBaby is hard to beat at answers!
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