How do I take a rectal temperature?

  1. Clean the end of the thermometer (do not rinse with hot water)
  2. Put a small amount of lubricant (petroleum jelly) on the end
  3. Turn on the thermometer and insert the tip .5 to1 inches into the anal opening
  4. Hold in place for 1 minute, until you hear a beep
  5. Remove the thermometer and check the digital reading

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