How should temperature be measured in children with suspected acute otitis media (AOM)?

Updated: Sep 25, 2019
  • Author: John D Donaldson, MD, FRCSC, FACS; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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Transtympanic measurements of temperature in children with middle ear effusions have been shown to be inconsistent. Accordingly, body temperature should be measured by means of oral, rectal, or axillary methods.

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