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Do you add a degree when taking a newborns temperature under the arm?

Asked by tan253 (2869points) April 21st, 2012

My pediatrician didn’t tell me this but said a fever is 99 or 37.2.
I take her temp under the arm with a digital thermometer which is always around 36.4.
I’ve read online that you add a degree which would mean she always has a fever!
I’m confused by this.
Do you raise it by one or is it accurate under the arm?

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