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How To Take Your Temperature



Before you take your temperature:

  • Wait 30 minutes after eating, drinking, or exercising.
  • Wait at least 6 hours after taking medicines that can lower your temperature, like:
    • Acetaminophen (also called paracetamol)
    • Ibuprofen
    • Aspirin

Using an oral thermometer:

Please note: An oral temperature is the most accurate method to assess your own temperature.

  1. Turn the thermometer on by pressing the button near the screen.
  2. Hold the tip of the thermometer under your tongue until it beeps. Do not bite the thermometer.
  3. Read your temperature on the screen.
  4. Record your temperature in the 14-Day Temperature Log, noting the current date and time the temperature was taken.
  5. Clean your thermometer with soap and water and dry it well.

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