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Friday, September 30, 2016
Exergen Temporal Artery Thermometer Review
We've been pretty lucky that Baby Diva hasn't been very sick since she arrived a little over nine months ago. However, cold and flu season is quickly approaching. She's recently been fighting a running nose and cold that has been dragging out for over a week. Has anyone ever tried to get an infant's temperature? That isn't easy.
I was happy to try out the Temporal Artery Thermometer that was sent to me by Exergen. I had seen these "scan thermometers" at the baby store when we registered last fall. But, I hadn't purchased one, since I figured I survived without one with my older two children. And I wasn't sold on the pricetag compared to the standard oral thermometer.
But, I was amazed during our hospital stay this time, when the nurses were using these thermometers to take our vitals. Results within seconds.
Parents press and hold the button, then gently stroke their child's forehead and the device captures naturally emitted heat from the child's skin over the temporal artery. The parent releases the button and digital number is available. The Red LED lights and a soft beep indicates a correct scan. The device takes a whopping 1,000 readings per second, selecting the most accurate one. Arterial heat balance computes the correct temperature. You can even do this while your child is resting or sleeping.
This is the safest, most convenient and comfortable place to measure the temperature. The accuracy of the Temporal Scanner is incredible and recommended for all ages.
Exergen Temporal Artery Thermometers are currently sold at:
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