Forehead Thermometer

How to Find Your Best Forehead Thermometer

The old standbys of rectal and oral thermometers are being replaced by the new technology and are being phased out. One of the methods for evaluating someone’s fever is the forehead thermometer. These come in two different kinds: a strip placed on the forehead or a temporal artery thermometer. The temporal artery thermometer is a newer invention although the strip type of the forehead thermometer has been around for a couple of years.

Braun forehead thermometer

The forehead strip thermometer, developed in the 1990’s, is a disposable strip of plastic with liquid crystals embedded into the strip. To take a person’s temperature, one sets the strip against the individual’s forehead. The liquid crystals react with the temperature of the skin. Colour wills change after waiting anywhere from a few seconds to a few minutes, depending on the brand. The thermometers have a number line that shows the temperature dependent on the color. These are great for use with infants and young children. Bear in mind, however, studies have shown that this type of forehead thermometer is not always accurate. It will give you an idea whether or not the child has a fever.

Innovo forehead and ear thermometer

One scans the thermometer above the temple of the person with the fever to use the device. An infrared light to read the skin’s temperature within an artery is then used by the thermometer. The handset has a window which displays the temperature.

These thermometers are usually accurate and read the individual’s temperature quickly. These too would be ideal for children and babies. However, the cost can be a concern.
The cost depends on the number of producers, strips, and precision of the goods.

best forehead thermometer

Forehead thermometers can cost between $30 USD and $150 USD. Be sure to think about the precision that’s required when deciding on a product and who will use the thermometer. They decrease the stress placed on a patient, especially children when taking their temperature. Each type has its pros and cons, so make sure to research each one before buying to ensure the product meets the needs of the patient.
Oral thermometers are generally accurate when used properly, but it can be challenging for any patient, especially for younger children, to keep their mouths closed for long periods of time. A thermometer also requires a waiting period after the intake of any food or beverage of fifteen minutes.
In-ear thermometers aren’t acceptable for use with very young children who have smaller ear canals, and can also be rendered inaccurate by a build-up of wax in the ear of the user.

Braun no touch forehead thermometer

These thermometers, as they use an infrared scanner to assess the temperature of the patient artery, which is located in the forehead formally called temporal artery thermometers, would be the way to measure individual’s temperature.
Many forehead thermometers use a color coded system, demonstrating a green hue when an individual’s temperature reads in the normal zone and shifting to red when a fever is discovered. This can help a parent or caregiver to establish the baseline health of their charge. The caregiver needs to note the exact numerical temperature and record it, for creating an in-depth evaluation of the patient’s health. When picking a forehead thermometer, consider if a non-contact model is the best, or whether you want a unit that removes the guesswork of positioning the thermometer and rather that actually touches the patient’s head.

forehead thermometer strip

For newborn children under three months old, a fever that reaches 100.5 degrees merits medical assessment and possible professional intervention. For kids between six and five months, this temperature ticks up to 101 degrees. And as they grow up, a child falls to the 104-degree category mentioned previously, unless other symptoms present themselves. If swallowing becomes difficult or impossible this is even more urgent! Click here for Wiki article and read more about our Galileo thermometer and grill thermometers.

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