Temporal Thermometer Accuracy

braun foreheadTemperatures are taken generally in the ear, mouth, bottom, or under the arm. Each method is considered accurate when done correctly. Temperature readings can differ slightly depending on the method, so be sure to use the same method for consistency.

There are two different types of forehead thermometer, The first one in the form of strips, able to be stuck to the forehead of the patient, they are quite inaccurate.

The second type is the laser forehead thermometer which is measure body heat via infrared rays. Infrared forehead thermometer accuracy can be easily affected by other sources of head or the heat of the environment in which they are used. Even though these are more accurate than the strips.

How to measure

Using the forehead to take a temperature is a gentle way to monitor a fever. Forehead thermometers measure the infrared energy emitted from the skin above the eyebrow area and the surrounding tissue. This energy is collected through the lens and converted to a temperature value.

Here’s how it’s done:

Ensure your child rests for at least 30 minutes before the temperature measurement.

Remove hair, sweat and dirt from the temperature taking area before placing the sensor.

A reading of 37.5°C or higher is generally considered as fever.

Why temporal thermometer more accurate than ear temperature?

Main reason positioning of the probe in the ear canal is inconsistent for ear thermometers , so creating inconsistent readings and frequently missing fevers. The temporal artery thermometer scans the forehead area for the temporal artery and it is almost impossible to miss the artery during a scan.

Also, the person whose temperature is being taken does not like something inserted in their ear, making good positioning even more difficult. The gentle scan across the forehead is comfortable and not objectionable.

You can see some popular products in below comparison table:

Top 5 Best Forehead Thermometers

**Thermometers which has more than 100 customers reviews.
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1-iProvèn DMT-489 Medical Ear Thermometer 93Iproven Forehead Thermometer DMT-489 ReviewRead More
2-Innovo forehead and ear thermometerinnovo thermometer92Innovo Forehead and Ear Thermometer ReviewRead More
3-Braun Forehead Thermometer92Braun Forehead Thermometer FHT1000 ReviewRead More
4-Tempir Body Temperature Thermometertempir92Tempir Body Temperature Thermometer ReviewRead More
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