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As any parent will tell you there are few things scarier than a crying baby with a high fever that just does not seem to be getting better. Seeing your child in pain and not being able to do anything to ease it has to be one of the worse feelings and you would do everything possible to try and help. One of the first actions that need to be taken is to obtain an accurate temperature reading and this is best done with a clinical contactless thermometer.
An infrared clinical contactless thermometer is best for use with babies and small children and there are other types too such as the Omron GentleTemp ear thermometer, the EcoTemp digital thermometer and various other similar devices. The non-contact infrared thermometer is a reliable, comfortable and accurate option for measurement of temperature and is very useful for the screening of fever in the paediatric population.
When your baby has a fever, keeping their temperature under control is important. Every parent needs a good quality thermometer that's accurate. Traditional thermometers, however, can be time consuming and sometimes a struggle to check a child's temp. Newer, improved versions like the GentleTemp ear thermometer can make the task much easier.
With a squirmy baby you need something that works fast. With a simple click the thermometer reads the temperature within one second then displayed on a large LCD screen so there's no waiting around for a beep.
Because the Infrared clinical contactless thermometer doesn't have to be inserted or touch the skin, it is a more hygienic option compared to other models. There is also no need to purchase probe covers. You can instantly use it from one household member to the next. This thermometer is suitable for anyone to use, particularly with children. Features like quick and accurate readings make it the ideal choice for parents with babies and children, but it could be easily used for any member of the family.
The convenient features like a backlit screen and no-contact factor make this thermometer really easy to use. You can scan a sleeping child's temperature without disturbing them and see the reading even in a dark room. There is also an adjustable alarm feature which you can set to notify you of a high fever.
One factor with these types of thermometers is that they can take a little time to calibrate in situations like different room temperatures and after changing the batteries. If you need to use it right away and the batteries need to be changed you have to wait about ten minutes to let it calibrate before using.
Room temperatures can vary by a few degrees in different areas of the house so for best results keep the thermometer stored in the room you'll use it most such as the bedroom or bathroom. Despite the cons, a clinical contactless thermometer has advantages over the other more traditional types of thermometers. This is good news for parents who need fast and accurate readings.