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Used to measure human body temperatures, medical thermometers can help detect a rise or fall in temperature for a fast and accurate reading. The measurement of temperature is important in performing various activities and most importantly in health care. It is used to measure the temperature of the human body and helps you manage an illness.
The average normal body temperature is considered as 98.6-degree Fahrenheit or 37 degree Celsius. A temperature over 100-degree Fahrenheit indicates that you have fever or an infection. If your body temperature drops, you are most likely to catch hypothermia, which occurs when your body loses heat at a rapid rate.
Before buying a thermometer, it is important to understand the three different methods of measuring the body temperature: Oral, Rectal and Axillary. While an oral and axillary thermometer can provide accurate readings of the core body temperature, a rectal thermometer is considered to provide a more precise and reliable reading of the body temperature.
With Seniority, you can choose from a variety of thermometers like digital thermometer, infrared thermometer, ear thermometer and oral thermometer.
Shop from Various Types of Thermometer
There are several different types of thermometers in the market, you can measure your or your child's temperature by placing the thermometer on different places of the body.
A rectal thermometer takes a person's temperature by inserting the thermometer into the rectum via the anus. The thermometer can either be digital or contain a sealed glass tube and contains a liquid such as mercury, a temperature scale is imprinted on the tube. When the temperature rises or falls, the mercury expands or contracts, causing it to move up or down the scale inside a tiny passageway. The narrow point along the passageway allows the mercury to move up the scale, it prevents it from moving down until the thermometer is "shaken down" after use. It is important to maintain contact with the body for at least for minutes to yield accurate reading. A rectal reading is usually slightly more accurate than an oral reading.
Non Contact Thermometer
A non contact thermometer or an infrared thermometer measures the temperature at the surface of the forehead by sensing infrared emission of the skin at the measured point, the thermometer calculates the oral-equivalent value using a unique algorithm based on the actual body temperature survey. An infrared thermometer works by scanning heat on the temporal artery on the forehead. The latest technology of these thermometers ensures that you get an accurate temperature reading in 3 seconds. For a non-contact temperature measurement, an infrared thermometer is the ideal device as due to their non-contact feature, they can measure extremely high or low surface temperatures.
A non-contact forehead thermometer allows a safe measurement of extreme temperatures that are available at the press of a button. The laser targeting systems of these thermometers allow an accurate placement of the sensor. The infrared thermometer can also be used to measure the temperature of the human body, room, and any other surface quickly and accurately.
An oral thermometer or mouth thermometer is device that is used for a patient who can hold the thermometer securely under the tongue, thereby excluding children or people who are unconscious or suffering from conditions like cough, weakness and vomiting. This thermometer is used for children older than 5 years of age. The thermometer consists of a sealed glass tube and contains a liquid such as mercury, a temperature scale is imprinted on the tube. When the temperature rises or falls, the mercury expands or contracts, causing it to move up or down the scale inside a tiny passageway. The narrow point along the passageway allows the mercury to move up the scale, it prevents it from moving down until the thermometer is "shaken down" after use. It is important to maintain contact with the body for at least for minutes to yield accurate reading. The tip of the thermometer is placed under the patient’s tongue, with the mouth closed.
A thermometer designed to measure temperature by reading infrared radiation emanating from eardrum tissue, an ear thermometer has the ability to measure temperature without coming in contact with the body. The thermometer can also give a close estimate of the temperature of the brain due to its proximity to the brain and accurately measures the temperature of the body. Faster than regular thermometer, ear thermometers are mostly common among parents of small children. Digital ear thermometers are also popularly known as tympanic thermometers, these thermometers use an infrared ray to measure the temperature inside the ear canal.
A digital thermometer provides quicker and more accurate results in measuring the temperature. These thermometers use electronic heat sensors to record the body temperature and can be used in the rectum, mouth or armpit. A digital thermometer is available in many shapes and sizes and are equipped with a sensor at the tip of the thermometer that touches the body part to read the temperature. Digital thermometers are appropriate for new-borns, infants, children and adults.
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What does a thermometer measure?
A thermometer is a medical device that is used for measuring the human body temperature. The temperature can be measured by placing the thermometer under the tongue, armpit or rectum in case of digital thermometers. A non-contact thermometer lets you measure the body temperature from the forehead. Doctors use thermometers to check your body temperature, a very high or low body temperature means that you have a fever or an infection.
What is a thermometer used for?
In health care, a thermometer is used to measure and monitor the body temperature. It is important to detect deviations from the normal temperature levels by repeated measurements to understand the effectiveness of current medications and treatment. A patient’s temperature is recorded to check for pyrexia and monitor the degree of hypothermia present in the body.
What is digital thermometer?
A digital thermometer uses electronic heat sensors to record the body temperature and can be used in the rectum, mouth or armpit. A digital thermometer is available in many shapes and sizes and are equipped with a sensor at the tip of the thermometer that touches the body part to read the temperature. These thermometers are appropriate for new-borns, infants, children and adults.
What is a rectal thermometer?
A rectal thermometer takes a person's temperature by inserting the thermometer into the rectum via the anus. The thermometer can either be digital or contain a sealed glass tube and contains a liquid such as mercury, a temperature scale is imprinted on the tube. When the temperature rises or falls, the mercury expands or contracts, causing it to move up or down the scale inside a tiny passageway. The narrow point along the passageway allows the mercury to move up the scale, it prevents it from moving down until the thermometer is "shaken down" after use. It is important to maintain contact with the body for at least for minutes to yield accurate reading
Where to buy digital thermometer?
Shop online at Seniority for a wide range of thermometers from various brands like Rossmax, Omron, Dr Morepen, Equinox etc.
What are the types of thermometer?
There are different types of thermometers depending on the person’s age and requirements:
Oral thermometers (those placed under the tongue)
Rectal thermometers (those placed within the rectum)
Multi-purpose thermometers (those that can be placed under the tongue, in the rectum or under the armpit)
Eardrum thermometers (those placed inside the ear)
Choose the type of Thermometer wisely Based on Age
Thermometers come in a variety of different styles, it is important to understand the different types of thermometers and which thermometers to pick according to your age.
Thermometer for Kids
Measuring your child’s temperature can often be a difficult task and can be done in several ways. It is important to understand which thermometer to pick depending on the age of your child. A children’s thermometer should be simpler to use, quick and deliver accurate results.
An oral thermometer is not recommended for children younger than 5 years of age as it is difficult for them to hold the thermometer under their tongue for a long time. It is therefore advisable to be used by children who are older than 5 years of age.
Suitable for a child who is 5 years of age or older, a digital thermometer can measure the temperature by several methods, such as oral, under the arm or ear. Digital thermometers are most commonly used as they deliver quick and accurate results, these thermometers are easy to use.
Used to measure temperature in older children, ear thermometers cannot be used by younger babies. If used correctly, these thermometers deliver fast and accurate results. These thermometers take the child's temperature in one second and does not disturb the child.
A quick and simple method to measure the temperature, an Infrared thermometer can be simply pointed at the child’s forehead. Infrared forehead thermometers are quick and easy to use, as you can simply point them at your child's forehead to get the results in a few seconds.
Thermometer for Adults
According to the convenience and accuracy, an adult thermometer can be divided into different categories. A thermometer can measure fever orally, rectally, under the armpit, in the ear and on the forehead.
Oral or Rectal Digital Thermometers
A digital thermometer can be used orally, rectally or under the arm, though you should use separate thermometers for taking oral and rectal temperatures. A rectal thermometer provides more accurate results as compared to oral thermometers. A digital thermometer uses electronic heat sensors to measure the temperature.
A tympanic thermometer measures the body temperature inside the ear using the infrared technology and provides digital readouts. When positioned properly in the ear canal, these thermometers provide quick and accurate results. These thermometers are suitable for people who cannot tolerate an oral thermometer under the tongue.
Temporal Artery Thermometers
These thermometers use infrared technology to measure the temperature of the temporal artery across the front and side of the forehead. These thermometers are quick and non-invasive.
Liquid Crystal Thermometers
These plastic strip thermometers contain a heat-sensitive liquid crystal that changes colour to indicate the temperature. These thermometers are not as accurate and quick as the digital thermometers.
Buy Thermometers from Various Brands online at Seniority
A Taiwan based company, Rossmax is focused on the research, development, manufacturing and retailing of medical devices like thermometers.
Hicks manufactures and markets a wide range of medical and healthcare products. They have a range of thermometers which includes Hick’s digital thermometers, non-contact thermometers and medical thermometers which ensure precision measurement of high degree.
Dr Morepen Thermometer
Dr Morepen presents a Home Health portfolio of products that includes Dr Morepen digital thermometer which provides accurate and clear results within seconds
Equinox believes in providing equilibrium within the healthcare system by innovating and promoting home-based healthcare and fitness products that provide relief and healing within the comfort of our homes. An Equinox thermometer is known for it’s easy to use design and simple operations.
Omron develops and manufactures medical equipment’s for home and professional use, to help people live a healthier life. Bringing a wide range of healthcare products, Omron digital thermometers are known to deliver accurate results.
Beurer's technically advanced clinical thermometers stand out due to their modern design and offer maximum measuring convenience. Having to wait several minutes for the result is now a thing of the past.
How to measure temperature using thermometer?
Take the thermometer out of the holder
Hold the thermometer from the end, opposite to the coloured (red, blue or silver) tip
Before using the thermometer, clean it with soap, warm water or by rubbing alcohol
Turn the thermometer in your hand until you see a red, blue or silver line. The line should read less than 96° F (35.6° C)
In case the line reads more than 96° F (35.6° C), firmly shake the thermometer downward several times
Open your mouth and put the end with the red, blue, or silver-colored tip under your tongue
Place the thermometer under your tongue for 3 minutes
Keep your mouth closed
Remove the thermometer without touching the tip
Gently wipe the thermometer with a tissue
Hold the thermometer at eye level and slowly turn the thermometer until you see the red, blue, or silver-colored line. Each long mark on the thermometer is the same as 1 degree. Short marks are the same as 0.2 degree.
How to Use Digital Thermometer?
How to use Infrared Thermometer?
Which is the best Thermometer?
There are a few things to keep in mind before buying a thermometer, such as:
Buy Thermometers Online at Lowest Price in India
To keep a tab on your body temperature and your infant’s temperature, it is important to keep a temperature-measuring device at home. Seniority brings to you a wide range of digital thermometers at best prices. Shop online at Seniority for thermometers at best prices and monitor your and your infant’s health effectively.