Forehead Thermometer Review: Exergen TemporalScanner Thermometer


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Exergen TemporalScanner

Infrared No-Touch Forehead Thermometer Review

There is nothing worse than having your little one wake you up in the middle of the night with those dreaded words, "I’m sick". My son recently came down with a bad cold, which was symptomized by a case of the sniffles, fever, and cough. He was feeling really achey and sleepy, so I gave him a dose of medicine to soothe the pain and laid him back down in his bed. Of course I wanted to take his temperature, but I wanted to make him as comfortable as possible. Thankfully, I had just received an Exergen TemporalScanner, which captures temperature by simply scanning the forehead. I was so thankful to have this infrared no-touch forehead thermometer since I didn’t have to interrupt my little boy from his slumber. 

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The Exergen TemporalScanner is an infrared temporal artery forehead thermometer that captures temperature by scanning the heat that comes off the forehead. The best place to measure the bodies temperature is through the center of the heart, but this can obviously only be done under a doctor’s supervision. Measurement of the blood temperature in a major artery is the best reflection of a true body temperature. The TemporalScanner Thermometer will measure temperature through the skins surface through a major artery, which is located on the head.

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Did you know that the temporal artery is connected to the heart through the carotid artery, which leads directly from the aorta into the main trunk of the arterial system? It is the only artery in our bodies that is located in a position close enough to the surface to provide access to an accurate and true temperature. Since there is constant blood flow and the forehead is easy to access, it is an ideal location to use for measuring temperature. The TemporalScanner is an easy and gentle method for measuring temperature as opposed to other devices which require an oral, rectal, underarm, or in-ear application.

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Taking my sons temperature with the Exergen TemporalScanner was unbelievably easy and quick! It will read an accurate temperature within 2-seconds with a non-invasive swipe across your forehead. There is NO discomfort, bothering, waking, or touching at all. My son will sleep straight through as I take his temperature, which gives me great relief (and lots of joy!) as a mom.No-Touch Forehead Thermometer

I hated having to disrupt my sons sleep as he snoozed away with fever. Exergen truly makes moms life a lot easier and removes the idea of discomfort for child when thinking about a thermometer. Who wants to talk about how their parents used to measure their body temperature "back in the day"? I sure don’t! There was a lot of misery and pain related to taking my temperature as a child. Imagine my mothers reaction when I told her how I’ve lucked out with a no-touch infrared forehead thermometer for her grandson! (She’s jealous… I know she is!)  

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How does the TemporalScanner Thermometer work?

Temporal Artery Thermometer

"As you gently stroke the thermometer across the forehead crossing over the temporal artery, the sensor in its probe performs two processes. First it scans like a video camera, capturing naturally emitted infrared heat from the arterial blood supply at about 1000 “frames” per second, locking in the highest temperature it senses and.. Second, at the same time, a patented system measures the ambient temperature of the site where the temperature is being taken. The patented "arterial heat balance" (AHB) software then synthesizes the two separate readings to accurately determine and display body temperature." — Read more on Exergen.com!   

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Mama Says...

Buy It!

Head on over to Exergen.com to learn more or find local retailers in your area that carry the Exergen TemporalScanner. This infrared no-touch thermometer can be found at all major retailers for under $50.00

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  • http://www.3sonshavei.com/ Erinn Sluka

    I have a few Baby Showers to attend soon..will keep this in mind as a gift!

  • http://www.homegrownfamilies.net Melissa

    I soooo need one of these!! I can’t possibly get an accurate temp on a screaming moving child!

  • Alisha Kostiuk

    These are great so much better than the old way of doing it. Let’s the kid’s still rest when sick but yet we still no an accurate temp.

  • Melissa R.

    I’ll have to check them out. My son hates having his temp taken. We have an in the ear one and he always pushes it away.

  • diana mathews

    I use this for my son .. but now he is 18 months and its very hard now its hard because he grabs it.

  • krista grandstaff

    This is so awesome… I’m thinking that I could use it on the wee ones, and also on my MIL who lives with us… she has alzheimers, and there are many times when I literally have to guess at her temp because I have no way of taking it if she won’t cooperate.. doing it while she sleeps would be a HUGE plus.

  • http://kellysthoughtsonthings.com/ Kelly R

    Thank you for the review. I was wondering how well this really worked. Now I think I will but it.. Thank you.