• A fever is one of the symptoms of an underlying
illness. Fever alone is not a disease, but a natural
reaction of the body to ward off the sickness. But
of course, we can not discount that a fever is a
signal that the body is not well. It is crucial that
the temperature is taken accurately. A forehead
thermometer is non invasive making it less
troublesome to use. If the kids are upset because
they are hot, this instrument can well just glide
over their foreheads and be done in a matter of
• The temporal artery in the forehead emits the
heat from the skin and the tool can pick it up and
give a reading. A small beeping sound is let out
indicating that the scan is correct. It can be used
on a baby who is fast asleep. Kids and adults with
ear infections can also use one. Do not forget that
if you are bringing in the thermometer from
another room that is cold, you will need a few
minutes to wait. This tool greatly picks up heat
and variance in temperature may affect its
accuracy. It conveniently operates on a standard
• An infrared forehead thermometer on the
other hand, uses an infrared light to give a
reading of one's temperature. It is a little
pricey depending on the number of strips in
the package, the brand, and of course quality.
The entire family can use both instruments.
Hygiene and safety is well thought of. It is wise
to read the instruction manual first to make
sure that you get things done right if using
these items for the first time.
• I find the Vicks forehead thermometer that I
use to be a good choice. It gives a reading in
three seconds. It is easy to hold. It is easier to
read with its bold digital display design. It is
handy and compact. Storage is not a problem.
It is reasonably priced. It is available online, in
pharmacies, or supermarkets. It is the brand
used by my pediatrician and other health
practitioners I have met.
• After many years of using thermometers, I have finally
concluded that I won't go back to those mercury ones.
Studies show that mercury is found to be toxic and can
have unhealthy effects on the body. Manufacturers
continuously come up with better ways to help the
consuming public to reach optimum health. I enjoy the
convenience of going digital. It leaves me no room to
worry. The whole household gets the benefit that their
health is never compromised. Using new
breakthroughs in research, people nowadays have a
better chance of getting rid of diseases and stay in the
pink of health.
• In conclusion we can say that the forehead
thermometer is a very good addition to your
tools to check up on your children. They will
not be disturbed in any way and you can easily
see if the child has temperature or not. We
can avoid the discomfort caused by regular
thermometers that no kids love.
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