Wednesday, August 25, 2010 Posted by Dina N
My daughter had a series of ear infections when she was about 2 years old, and that's when I figured out she hated the ear thermometer, too. I started looking for a better option and found the Exergen TemporalScanner. Ever since, taking my kids' - or my own - temperature is a no-fuss business that lasts about 2 seconds flat.
The Exergen TemporalScanner is an infrared thermometer which captures the heat naturally emitted from the skin over the temporal artery. That means you just position the top on the child's forehead and slide across to the hairline while pressing and holding a button. It's really easy to use, and the result is much more accurate (to within +0.2 degrees Fahrenheit) than those provided by other types of thermometers. A red light and a beep indicate the reading is done. The unit has an LCD display that shows the temperature, and runs on one 9-volt battery.
Unlike traditional bulb thermometers, the Exergen TemporalScanner contains no mercury, and unlike tympanic thermometers, it does not need plastic probe covers with each use - thus it is better for the environment and for your wallet. In addition, this is the only thermometer manufactured in the U.S., according to the company.
The Exergen TemporalScanner is available at retailers nationwide, with a suggested price of $50. I bought mine at Walmart but have seen it also at Costco, Walgreens, and Babies R Us.
One person will win an Exergen TemporalScanner!
To enter, please share how you prepare for colds and flu season.
You may do any and all of the following for extra chances to win:
- follow me on twitter and tweet about this giveaway, feel free to copy and paste: "Win @Exergen TemporalScanner thermometer - great 4 #backtoschool! #Giveaway ends 9/8 @aitmama #win #contests #kids http://tinyurl.com/2fs7558" – you may do this once a day;
- follow Exergen on twitter;
- share something you learned on the Exergen blog;
- go here for additional ways to get extra entries.
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