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I was collecting a perscription yesterday when the assistant asked if I would like one of these at a special promotion price (normally £13.99), I have actually been after something for a while as the kids keep getting temperatures and I was a little unsure how hot they were. I did have a forehead thing, but it got lost.
This is excellent though. In fact the kids want their temperature taken every 5 minutes!
Not sure how long this is on for?

Using a Digital Ear Thermometer is one of the most effective methods of taking body temperatures. The ear is an accurate site to measure as the ear drum shares the blood supply with the centre of temperature control in the brain.

Quick and accurate
Simple "traffic light" system
Room temperature thermometer
9 Memory function
Use for all the family
Infra-red reading
Real time clock and calendar display

Pack Contents:
Digital Ear Thermometer
User Manual
1 x CR2032 Battery (included).
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1 Like #1
I really need one of these got one of those awful cheapo ones at the minute. Thanks will keep a look out
#2
Heat added.
#3
These have been on 'special offer' at this price for a few years, but they are very good :)
#4
i have one of these, but i find it really inconsistent, even in the instructions it says take the temperature a few times and use the average. You can also use different ears and get vastly different readings. I still use it as i have nothing else but rely on my gut feeling more.
Only an opinion but I would not buy this again.
#5
I've got one of these and I don't like/trust it
#6
If it's as inaccurate as the Digital BP Monitor, it's a waste of space and money.
#7
[CENTER]Which reminds me of a medical thermometer question:

How do you tell the difference between an oral thermometer

and a rectal thermometer:?:


:?:


:?:


:?:


By the taste
:w00t:[/CENTER]
1 Like #8
These are life saving my son suffers from convulsions if he gets to hot, this was reccomended to us by the Hospital and it is worth it waits in gold.

If you have Kids this is a must have!!!!!!!!!
#9
nburling
These are life saving my son suffers from convulsions if he gets to hot, this was reccomended to us by the Hospital and it is worth it waits in gold.

If you have Kids this is a must have!!!!!!!!!


Welcome, thanks for the post.:thumbsup:

I know I'll definitely get my moneys worth out of it too!
1 Like #10
Its a Tympanic Thermometer and it measures temperature from the Hypothalamus which is commonly known to be the most accurate. It (the hypothalamus) controls your bodies Homeostasis or in other words your blood pressure, body temperature, fluid and electrolyte balance etc.

Just thought i would share that with you.:)
#11
chill3838
Its a Tympanic Thermometer and it measures temperature from the Hypothalamus which is commonly known to be the most accurate. It (the hypothalamus) controls your bodies Homeostasis or in other words your blood pressure, body temperature, fluid and electrolyte balance etc.

Just thought i would share that with you.:)


Cheers:thumbsup:

You learn something new every day.

Welcome, we could do with a few more intelligent people like you on here.
#12
I agree ear thermometers are the most accurate and vital if you have children

Just not this one

As a previous poster mentioned, the readings vary greatly from ear to ear and you can do 5 readings in a row and not get the same result

IMHO I would recommend paying a bit more and buying a more reliable one

It is false economy (as i found out) to buy this just because it's cheap
#13
I'm a GP.

After reading the post about taking an average of several readings, I thought I'd see how consistent the one I use in my surgery was...

I use a Braun thermoscan.

I just took 8 readings, 4 from each ear from myself. It read 37.2 on 7 occasions, and 37.1 on 1 occasion. Now that's what I call reliable.

Unless you get atleast a relatively accurate reading these things are pointless.
#14
chill3838
Its a Tympanic Thermometer and it measures temperature from the Hypothalamus which is commonly known to be the most accurate. It (the hypothalamus) controls your bodies Homeostasis or in other words your blood pressure, body temperature, fluid and electrolyte balance etc.

Just thought i would share that with you.:)


Congrats on your first post :-D
#15
Hi thugmasta

Thanks for the post, you've just prompted me to do the same with my Nurofen one

Right ear - 36.1, 36.2, 36.0, 35.9

Left ear - 38.0, 37.8, 37.9, 37.5

I must be hotter on the LHS!!
#16
thugmasta
I'm a GP.

After reading the post about taking an average of several readings, I thought I'd see how consistent the one I use in my surgery was...

I use a Braun thermoscan.

I just took 8 readings, 4 from each ear from myself. It read 37.2 on 7 occasions, and 37.1 on 1 occasion. Now that's what I call reliable.

Unless you get atleast a relatively accurate reading these things are pointless.


Thanks thugmasta, now back to work ;-)
#17
thugmasta
I'm a GP.

After reading the post about taking an average of several readings, I thought I'd see how consistent the one I use in my surgery was...

I use a Braun thermoscan.

I just took 8 readings, 4 from each ear from myself. It read 37.2 on 7 occasions, and 37.1 on 1 occasion. Now that's what I call reliable.

Unless you get atleast a relatively accurate reading these things are pointless.


Thanks for that.
Another 2 reasons I worried about my thermometer is that for children there is a knack for putting it correctly into their ear, you have to pull the ear a certain way, and secondly although I dont know if there is a scientific basis for this but generally for my child, if he is ill with a temperature, his ears are all blocked with wax anyway... I assumed either of these 2 reasons could be responsible for the differing reasons.
1 Like #18
The way these things work are is by reading the temperature from your eardrum. The hotter something is, the more it's molecules vibrate, and the more infra-red radiation the thing emits.
So you would have thought that it made sense that if there is wax in the ear canal, then the reading you get would be lower. However, it seems that wax is actually translucent to infra-red waves, so it theoretically shouldn't make any difference. If the wax is VERY impacted then I suppose it could.

These probes do not measure the temperature from the hypothalamus directly, as you cannot see the hypothalamus from the ear canal. The confusion has arisen because the blood supply to the eardrum is very close to the blood supply to the hypothalamus, and as such, it's temperature is likely to be very similar.
#19
Mijooly
Hi thugmasta

Thanks for the post, you've just prompted me to do the same with my Nurofen one

Right ear - 36.1, 36.2, 36.0, 35.9

Left ear - 38.0, 37.8, 37.9, 37.5

I must be hotter on the LHS!!

I'm usually a bit higher in one ear than the other. And I call those results consistent enough to spot a genuine rise. Far better than the oral/rectal/underarm digital thermometers on sale.

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