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Well, Halloween is a few days away. It’s fall. I told my son’s bus driver today in jest that I thought Mother Nature might be going through her changes. It’s hot. It’s cold. It’s hot again. (70 today). A cold 40 is forecast for this weekend. The huge temperature fluctuations only make the onset of cold and flu season seem to arrive earlier. We’ve had an Exergen thermometer for several years. Contributing editor Lara had never tried an infrared thermometer so I asked her to check it out and let me know what she thought.
For those unfamiliar with the Exergen Smart Glow TemporalScanner, it is an infrared thermometer. Basically it captures the body’s temperature by scanning the heat emitted from the forehead through the temporal artery. The original TemporalScanner you might have seen previously has been updated, and now comes with four features that make it even easier to take a temperature:
- A softly illuminated display for easy reading in any light – perfect for checking the temperature of a sleeping infant in a darkened room
- Beeping sound indicating scanning can be turned off or on to avoid waking a sleeping child
- Automatically retains the last eight temperature readings for instant recall to check on fever progression
- Ability to switch between Fahrenheit and Celsius modes
The Exergen Smart Glow TemporalScanner is favored by renowned pediatrician and author Dr. Laura Jana for its ease of use. Temporal artery thermometry is among the most accurate and convenient methods to take a sick child’s temperature – and it is backed by more than 50 clinical studies proving its accuracy.
Here’s what Lara thought.
Being a mom of 6 and having all of my kids in different stages of life taking temperatures isn’t always a simple thing. I have a baby who needs a rectal temp, three very young children who don’t quite understand under the tongue and two older children who do under the tongue. It was nice to be able to swipe the Exergen Smart Glow TemporalScanner across the forehead and that be the end of it. Taking temperatures was easy to do on all of them. The older kisds showed the younger ones that it’s easy and that it doesn’t hurt. I also like the light up feature for those late at night checks.
The Exergen Smart Glow TemporalScanner is sold in major retailers including Wal-Mart, Target, Walgreens, Rite Aid, Costco, Babies “R” Us, Toys “R” Us, Kroger and BJ’s. The suggested retail price is $49.99.
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