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When you take a rectal exam do you minus 1degree from the temperature?

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amynedd 1 Oct 2015

Yes. When taking rectal temperature subtract one degree. When taking underarm temperature, add a degree.

kaismama 1 Oct 2015

No, you've got that backwards. Rectal temps are higher, under the arms lower, than the mouth.

kaismama 1 Oct 2015

I see what you're doing. Actuallly you just say whether its rectal or not, you don't have to add or subtract anything.

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