What is the most accurate temporal thermometer?
The Exergen Temporal Artery Thermometer with Smart Glow was the most accurate and consistent out of all the thermometers I tested and has over 80 peer-reviewed clinical studies to back up its use on children.
Which forehead thermometer is the most accurate?
The Braun Digital No-Touch Forehead Thermometer was by far the best we tested. This thermometer guides you through the entire temperature-taking process with directions conveniently printed right on the front of the thermometer.
What type of thermometer is most accurate for adults?
What type of thermometer is most accurate? Digital oral and rectal thermometers are the most accurate. Rectal thermometers, while they may not be used widely for at-home use, are the better measure of core temperature.
How accurate is a temporal temperature?
A forehead (temporal) scanner is usually 0.3°C (0.5°F) to 0.6°C (1°F) lower than an oral temperature.
How accurate are temporal thermometers for adults?
A forehead (temporal) scanner is usually 0.5°F (0.3°C) to 1°F (0.6°C) lower than an oral temperature.
What forehead thermometer do hospitals use?
Temporal artery thermometers Remote forehead thermometers use an infrared scanner to measure the temperature of the temporal artery in the forehead. The pros: A remote temporal artery thermometer can record a person’s temperature quickly and are easily tolerated.
How reliable are forehead thermometers?
Forehead temps are the next most accurate. Oral and ear temps are also accurate if done properly. Temps done in the armpit are the least accurate. Armpit temps are useful for screening at any age.
What is considered a fever on a temporal thermometer?
The following thermometer readings generally indicate a fever: Rectal, ear or temporal artery temperature of 100.4 (38 C) or higher. Oral temperature of 100 F (37.8 C) or higher. Armpit temperature of 99 F (37.2 C) or higher.