Is oral temperature more accurate than armpit?

Is oral temperature more accurate than armpit?

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Answer 1
December, 2020
But the temperature readings vary depending on which one you use, and you need an accurate body temperature to determine if a fever is present. ... An armpit (axillary) temperature is usually 0.5°F (0.3°C) to 1°F (0.6°C) lower than an oral temperature.

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