So, I take my temperature a lot…when I wake up , throughout the day , after meals, etc for feedback and to geek out in general.
Anyways, I recently bought a new thermometer and It gives me a different reading than my previous one ( I will take them back to back)- at times its more than a degree’s difference. Now I’m freaking out because I don’t know which one is accurate. Anyone ever run into this issue or know how to reconcile it?
I had poor luck with drug-store digital thermometers, myself. I like the Geratherm analog thermometer. They are a German brand, but I’ve seen them in many drugstores in the US, inc Walgreens and Pharmaca chains. It has some kind of non-toxic mercury substitute. Takes longer to get a reading than digital, but seems more consistent and reliable. To speed the reading, I stick it in my bra to warm it up for a couple minutes!
Like mighty m I have had a good experience with the geratherm thermometers. I trust the reading on those thermometers but definitely not with the digital thermometers I’ve used. However, I will add that the digital thermometer that I currently use reports that it is done by beeping, but that number is usually very low, and I notice that if I keep the thermometer under my arm for another minute or two I get a more stable, higher reading. So while my vote is for the geratherm, I also think that some digital thermometers might give more accurate readings if left in place for longer.