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Is forehead thermometers are not accurate ?

I took my babys temp with a forehead thermometer, it reads 100.4, we do not have a normal thermometer. I have read that these forehead thermometers are not accurate, is this correct, and should i be concerned. She is still feeding off the bottle, but will not eat off my wife.
Asked On : Tue, 18 May 2010
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Welcome to HCM.
Forehead thermometer is not that much accurate.Mercury thermometer is the perfact and take temperature from axilary area in children.
100.4 is called mild temperature. you should consult paediatrician for further medical management.
Answered: Sun, 11 Sep 2011
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