What Kind Of Thermometer Should I Use?

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  1. jaakkima

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    Well, what kind of thermometer should I use?
     
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    Measurements are quicker and more accurate if you can get a mercury thermometer. Digital is generally slower and less accurate.
     
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    Hm, I thought you couldn't read small changes on the mercury ones.... Can I get those at a typical drug store?

    For tracking my temps is oral preferable or armpit or?

    Thanks for the input :):
     
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    I think a lot of people (myself included) like Geratherm for non-mercury thermometers. Although if I had known that mercury thermometers weren't completely impossible to find (see here), I would've gone with them.

    I'm not sure what the preferable method for use is. I get the impression oral temperature is the most common though.
     
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    Where do you get the Geratherm? What can I get in the real world out and about at a drug store or something?
     
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    Such a bummer about mercury thermometers... I thought they were still common... Shows I haven't exactly been in *this* world the past number of years....
     
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    I see a lot of bad reviews on the Geratherm
     
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    Just a regular thermometer is what one should use for temp tracking I take it? How is the "basal" thermometer different? I understand the difference in indication for it but why functionally...?

    Also, DOES ANYONE WANT TO GO IN WITH ME ON SOME MERCURY THERMOMETERS SO WE CAN ORDER 5 AND SPLIT THE COST TO GET ONE FOR LESS? SEND ME A MESSAGE AND WE'LL GET SOME CHEAP MERCURY THERMOMETERS.
     
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