Why Are Rectal Temperatures Recommended to Check if Your Child Has a Fever?

mother looking at thermometer and her child with fever

Reviewed by Dr Welras Long, M.B.B.S (Singapore) Rectal temperature measurement is often recommended by healthcare professionals when it comes to assessing a child’s body temperature. While there are various methods available, understanding why rectal temperatures are preferred for detecting fever in children is essential. In this article, we explore the advantages of rectal temperature measurements […]