How to choose a thermometer? 🤔
There are many types of contact and contact-free thermometers to choose from. The ages of your household members, as well as personal preference, can help you determine which types to buy.
Oral temperature can be taken by either a digital or mercury thermometer. Oral thermometers are most accurate in children over 3 and in adults. Small children and people with breathing issues may not be able to keep their mouths closed long enough to acquire an accurate reading.
The thermometer is placed under the armpit, right in the middle. The patient must place his or her arm back against his or her body. This is an easy method to use. An armpit (axillary) temperature is usually 0.5°F (0.3°C) to 1°F (0.6°C) lower than an oral temperature.
Ear thermometers measure the temperature inside the ear canal through infrared ray technology. Tympanic thermometers provide fast and accurate readings and may be preferable to oral or rectal thermometers, especially in children. Due to the size of the ear canal, tympanic thermometers aren’t recommended for infants under 6 months old.
Temporal thermometers provide quick readings, within several seconds. They are easily administered and can be used on infants, children, and adults. Forehead temperature readings run around 1°F (0.6°C) cooler than oral temperature readings. Readings can be affected by external factors, including drafts, wind, indoor heating, and direct sunlight.
No matter which type you choose, read the manufacturer’s instructions carefully. No thermometer will provide accurate results if it’s used incorrectly.
SEJOY has two types of digital thermometers:
1. Digital oral, rectal, armpit thermometer: https://bit.ly/2YDvfJt
2. Digital no-touch forehead and ear thermometer: https://bit.ly/2Yv5GKV
You can choose any one for your purposes. By the way, which one do you use?