Even though it is March, the cold and flu season is in full force. Last Friday, my daughter had a friend come over to stay the night. A couple hours after she arrived, she started feeling pretty crummy and called her mom to get her. While we waited, I took her temperature with the Exergen TemporalScanner. It told me her temperature was 105.7! I called her mom and told her to hurry! Her mom picked her up, took her straight to the ER and were the friend was diagnosed with Influenza. I was very concerned about my daughter’s friend and so thankful to have the Exergen TemporalScanner on hand. I was able to quickly read her temperature without making her feel more uncomfortable and that reading made sure her mom had her in the doctor’s immediately.
The Exergen TemporalScanner is a simple, quick and non-invasive way to get a temperature reading in seconds. As an infrared thermometer, it captures temperature by scanning the heat that comes off the forehead via the temporal artery.
How does it work?
“With a gentle stroke of the forehead it captures the naturally emitted heat from the skin over the temporal artery, taking 1,000 readings per second, selecting the most accurate. With its patented Arterial Heat Balance system the TemporalScanner measures ambient temperatures, mathematically replaces the small temperature loss from cooling at the skin, and displays an accurate arterial temperature.
How accurate is an arterial temperature reading?
Drinking, coughing, talking, or mouth breathing can easily affect oral temperature, and skin blood flow changes with a fever can easily affect axillary temperature. Arterial temperature is the same temperature as the blood flowing from the heart. It is the best determinate of body temperature. Temporal artery temperature changes faster than temperature taken rectally. Temporal artery temperature is not affected by the things that cause oral and underarm temperatures to be misleading.
How do you use the TemporalScanner?
It takes two seconds to use. Simply place on the center of the forehead, push the scan button, hold it down while scanning in a straight line and stop just before the hairline. This method is not only more accurate but much more pleasant than rectally or orally. It can easily done without disturbing a sleeping child.
What do we think?
I think I can sum it up in one word. Love. Since the contact last week with the flu, I have been monitoring my family and their temperatures. If the flu does arrive, I want to be able to get them treated as soon as possible in hopes to lessen the effect on their little bodies. Kinsley has been running a low grade fever all week but thankfully, we are still flu-free. She actually loves taking her temperature herself and telling me she is “eleventy twenty”.
The Exergen TemporalScanner is essential this time of year and I truly don’t know how we survived without it. Quick, easy…no hassle.
You can purchase the Exergen TemporalScanner at a retailer near you.
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I received the above mentioned product free of charge to facilitate my review, however all opinions are my own.