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Silverlady
Member

Re: Thermometer

Hi Ladies,

How different each hospital is?

I was told to only take my temperature if I felt ill or if I needed to take paracetamol.

I've had 3 FEC so far and have only taken my temperature 3 times as I needed to take Paracetamol for my bones.

I have the Boots one.

On a diversion
Member

Re: Thermometer

Hi,

 

Hi, the ear ones are good.  Also take your temperature before using any paracetamol as it can mask a fever. If you develop a fever above 37.5 you need to contact your chemotherapy helpline 

 

OAD

blueash
Community Champion

Re: Thermometer

Mine said to get a digital ear type and use it twice a day. The idea being that if you are taken ill you will know to within a few hours when you were last OK and could tell them.

maryminder
Member

Re: Thermometer

Hi

Got mine from my local pharmacy about £10, digital ear one

 

Good luck

Mary

A.rose90
Member

Re: Thermometer

Hi my oncologist reommended the one from boots , the digital one , was £10 , but you can get them cheaper . Hope you find one.Good luck xxx

Angie xx

Raitchr
Member

Thermometer

Hi I had a brief chat with Oncologist last week. He said to take temperature daily, once a day is enough. 

 

Can any one recommend a thermometer? Should I buy one that goes in ear or mouth? Which gives more accurate result? When I was in hospital they used in ear one but don't want to spend a fortune if I can help it.

 

Any advice /suggestions would be great. Trying to get organised ahead of time, haven't met the chemo nurse or see the chemo room yet. Think Easter hols have got in the way of appointments.

 

Thanks

Heather