Choosing the right thermometer in Ireland for you
There are a number of different types of thermometers to use, but two of the most popular and accurate are infrared thermometers and digital thermometers. Digital thermometers can be used in a number of ways, including orally, axillary, and rectally. They are highly accurate, providing fast readings within 0.1°C or 0.2°F.
Another popular type of thermometer is the infrared thermometer. They are used to take readings in five different ways including forehead, ear, food, liquid, and ambient. These thermometers are accurate to within 0.2°C or 0.4°F, with a digital readout to show the results clearly.
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Which type of thermometer is accurate?
Digital thermometers are considered to be the most accurate and reliable, as they provide readings with an accuracy of 0.1°C or 0.2°F. Infrared thermometers aren’t quite as accurate, with readings within 0.2°C or 0.4°F, but the ability to read temperatures externally makes it a popular choice.
How accurate is a digital thermometer?
Digital thermometers are some of the most accurate, providing readings within 0.1°C or 0.2°F. They are preferred by many healthcare practitioners as they deliver these readings within a minute or less.
How do infrared thermometers work?
Infrared thermometers often use a lens to focus the infrared thermal radiation to the detector itself, which then converts the power into an electrical signal and provides the readout. By holding the thermometer close to the area, you can get an accurate reading within 0.2°C or 0.4°F.
What is a normal body temperature on the forehead?
When testing the temperature of a patient using an infrared thermometer, a normal reading would be between 32 and 34°C, or 91 and 94°F. If the readings are outside of this range, it could be a sign of an infection or illness.
Can I check my temperature with my smartphone?
Most smartphones do not come equipped with body temperature thermometers, and can only measure the heat of the battery. However, some smartphones do come equipped with this technology, so check your phone settings to see if you can use your phone for this.