Some digital thermometers use infrared beams to measure the body temperature. A Guide for Treating Fever in Children. Thermometers are designed to measure temperature from specific parts of the body. It's bound to be worrying if you think your baby may have a fever. A long, slender bulb tip could accidentally injure the patient by penetrating the walls of the rectum. A younger child won't be able to safely hold the thermometer in her mouth for the required time.
Rectal Thermometer Remains Gold Standard for Spotting Fever
The manufacturer of the temperature device you use, such as an ear or forehead thermometer, provides information on how to use it. Plan contract will be emailed from Asurion within 24 hours of purchase. The nurse came in and wanted to take her temperature rectally but I refused. Leave the thermometer in place for minutes. Post-baby bodies captured in all their raw beauty. If your child is sick and you call the doctor, he may ask you whether or not your child has a fever.
Guide for Fever Diagnosis and Treatment. The Vicks featured numbers twice the size of the next largest display and was the only thermometer with a backlight feature—a must have for anyone who shuns the light when sick or anyone taking a child's temperature in the dark. Even if you don't plan on using both functions, it's nice to have the option. Anyway, DH asked me to post on my "mom board" for opinions: Although the ear and forehead thermometers all gave results in less than three seconds, operating time for oral thermometers ranged from 8 seconds to an excruciating high of 60 seconds. The following two tabs change content below. Archived discussions are usually a bit older and not as active as other community content.
The real deciding factor here is the features. Remember, a thermometer with a long and slender bulb is definitely an oral thermometer while a thermometer with a short and thick bulb could be either an oral thermometer or a rectal thermometer. Use and study of low-tech Galinstan-in-glass thermometers during biological epidemics would provide additional information regarding the practical application and efficacy of this device during times of extreme international need. Thermoregulation and axillary temperature measurements in neonates: Given where this thermometer rests when taking a temperature, most healthcare professionals recommend that it be reserved only for rectal use.