Uses Of The Forehead Thermometer

You can take your child’s temperature in different ways, you can take it from inside the mouth or make use of ear, stick thermometer under arm to get to know the temperature of the body. Sometimes the hand sense is not enough to figure out the exact numbers of temperature, and since fever is a sensitive type of dieses you can’t take it for granted, you can’t left patient in the condition of the  burning like hell in fever, but at the same time you cannot provide him/her accurate medication until you don’t know how much fever he has. Here are some different types of forehead thermometer, you should know about these thermometers because they increase your convenience.

Digital forehead thermometer

The type of thermometer which is best known for its fastest an accurate temperature results is digital thermometer. They are available in many sizes, short, long, wide any shape that is handy and convenient to you. The best quality of digital thermometer is that it is available in almost everywhere, you can easily find it in any grocery store or small pharmacy.  

Make sure to read the complete instructions before using the digital thermometer to get most accurate results.

Where to use

Digital thermometer can be used in the following three unique ways:

  • Oral
  • Rectal
  • Axillar

Keep this thing as a precaution that do not use same thermometer in taking rectal and oral cavity.

Electronic thermometer

This thermometer works in such a way that it measure the Temperature inside the ear, it reads the infrared heat that is coming out from the ear. For best and accurate results read the precautions and Instructions given with the device, get to know at which part of ear, thermometer should be places. 

  • For older kids they are quicker and very easier to use
  • For babies less than or equal to 3 months its result may be not so reliable.
  • Its result will be affected if the ear has too much ear wax

Forehead thermometer

Forehead thermometers are also used to measure the temperature of the body encase of fever. Although forehead thermometer is not as much reliable as digital thermometers. It is placed at the temporal artery of the Forehead and read temperature through infrared heat that is coming out from the head.

Alarming situations

There will be some alarming temperature conditions that shows how much intense fever your child has, they are,

  • Forehead, Rectal or ear temperature should be 100.4° F and in Celsius it should be 38°
  • More Oral or mouth temperature should be 100° or in Celsius 37.8°C or higher
  • Under arm temperature should be 99°F (37.2°C) or higher.

Remember that ear temperature is not accurate for the child of age 6 months or less.

Benefits

No doubt thermometers are basic need of every house, other medical equipment may or may not be present in the home, but thermometer are always available in everyone’s house. Even a single person also have a thermometer in his medical kit. Thermometer helps in accurate measurement of temperature encase of fever. See this post to find out more details.