When kid's get hot, and you don't know what their temperature is, it can be a challenge getting a correct reading. I am not a big fan of taking a temperature rectally, even though that is probably the most accurate reading. I was excited to review the Temporal Scanner Thermometer from Exergen. This thermometer is so slick, and takes an accurate reading by scanning the temporal artery. Using just 2 batteries, you take off the lid, place the tip on the child's forehead, and click the power button. Then, you slowly move the thermometer across the forehead to the top of the ear/hairline. The forehead has the temporal artery, and it contains your body's heat. Here are some stats about the thermometer from the Exergen site:
First it scans like a video camera, capturing naturally emitted infrared heat from the arterial blood supply at about 1000 “frames” per second, locking in the highest temperature it senses and;
Second, at the same time, a patented system measures the ambient temperature of the site where the temperature is being taken. The patented "arterial heat balance" (AHB) software then synthesizes the two separate readings to accurately determine and display body temperature.
It is important to read the directions carefully so you can get the best, and most accurate reading. One key step is removing the plastic covering. I made that error one time while trying this product out. My daughter thought it was her phone when I took it out of the packaging. That was pretty funny.
Exergen Temporal Scanner is so easy to use, and you can take your child's temperature while you snuggle them~ which is what they want most when they are not feeling well. Guess what? You can enter to win one for your family! Go to the Exergen site, and leave a comment about something you found out about using this thermometer. Contest open to those in the USA. Giveaway ends April 15th, 2009.
You can purchase this at Walmart, Sam's Club, and several other places. Thank you to Exergen Temporal Scanner and Family Review Network for this great review and giveaway opportunity!
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