Do you have to clean oral thermometers before using for the first time out of the package?

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  • Mark
    Lv 7
    2 months ago
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    You don't HAVE to, but how hard is wiping one off with rubbing alcohol?  (You don't have to wash one in the sink with dish detergent, but even if you did, would the strain you beyond endurance?)

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  • kelvin
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    no you do not...

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  • Murzy
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    dip it into alcohol

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  • 2 months ago

    I would recommend it. Never know what was in the factory that could have contaminated the thermometer.

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  • 2 months ago

    You don't HAVE to I suppose, but I would.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Yes.  Little known fact - when anal thermometers retire they become oral thermometers.  

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