Jan 18, · Sometimes, babies and young children have higher body temperature ranges than adults for armpit and ear measurements. A normal body temperature Author: Rachel Nall, MSN, CRNA. Sep 14, · There are a number of safe, and accurate ways to take a temperature available that are preferred for patients. Oral and axillary temperatures average about.5 F to F .3 C to.6 C) degrees below rectal, ear, and temporal readings. Add.5 to when taking orally or under the arm to determine the comparable rectal temperature.
Nov 16, · Children may like this way of checking their temperature because it is so quick. The normal tympanic temperature for adults is ° F (° C). Do not use an ear thermometer on a person who has "wax" in his ears. Do not use an ear thermometer on a person whose ear is sore, infected, or who just had ear surgery.