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4/6/09 4:56 P

Thanks!

PRETTYPATTY2 Posts: 332
4/6/09 4:50 P

I do this for a living and we ask our Patients not to eat or drink 20 minutes before we take their Temp

TRILLIANTOO SparkPoints: (40,979)
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4/6/09 4:48 P

Since time was of the essence with this I did an internet search and found it's 20-40 minutes after eating or drinking anything.

And I did find that to be true - there was a big difference in temperature between right after I ate, in 10 minutes, 20 minutes, 30 minutes and 40 minutes. Well, less so between 30 and 40, but right after eating to 10 to 30 was significantly different.

REINOVPH Posts: 1,414
4/6/09 1:28 P

2-3 minutes

TRILLIANTOO SparkPoints: (40,979)
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4/6/09 1:27 P

Ok, it's been forever, years and years and years (10 or more, I think), since I took my temperature. I know you're supposed to not eat or drink a while to get an accurate reading. How long do I wait?

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