Gently shake a few times mercury thermometer so the mercury dropped to a mark not above 35,5°C. the Electronic thermometer before use, you need to run by pressing a special button.
Decide where you are going to put the thermometer. Children up to years the temperature measured in the rectum. Older adolescents are accustomed to put the thermometer under his arm. Some prefer to measure the temperature by holding a thermometer in his mouth.
When measuring the temperature rectally (in the rectum) lubricate the tip of the thermometer with petroleum jelly and lift the baby's legs up, gently insert the thermometer to a depth of not more than 1 cm Hold the thermometer 2-3 minutes.
When measuring axillary wipe armpit sweat to not affect the measurement accuracy. Put the thermometer and press firmly over the elbow to the body, so that the thermometer does not shift. Keep a mercury thermometer should be at least 5-7 minutes. Electronic thermometer need to hold for another minute after the beep.
After the allotted time, remove the thermometer and take readings. For rectal measurement method normal temperature is considered an indicator 36,8-37,5°C. When measured in the armpit temperature is normal can vary in the range of 36.3-36,8°C.
After measuring the temperature of rinse or wipe thermometer with antiseptic and put it out of reach of children.