Body temperature readings vary depending on where on the body a person takes the measurements. Rectal readings are higher than oral.
How to take an adult or child temperature using armpit or axillary, mouth or oral, ear or tympanic, and rectal methods, what a normal temperature is, and fever.
This has not been well studied in adult emergency department patients. rectal temperature measurements in adult patients undergoing evaluation in a high.
Scand J Caring Sci. 2002 Jun;16(2):122-8. Normal oral, rectal, tympanic and axillary body temperature in adult men and women: a systematic literature review .
In most adults, a fever is an oral temperature above 100.4°F (38°C) or a rectal or ear temperature above 101°F (38.3°C). A child has a fever when his or her.