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Do you have a fever? Do you ONLY own a battery operated thermometer
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Many years ago we picked up a couple of the old style fever thermometers which used mercury. We put them "somewhere safe" which means they are no where to be found.

Today we hit up walmart and picked up 2 different kinds. One of each will be in my daily bag and one of the non-battery will be kept at home.

I tested both types and they read a comparable temp. The one w/ the battery will be stored with the battery removed.

If after a few tests w/ actual fevers, I will decide if I should pick up a couple more of the non-battery type.

Links below for both. The non-batt ran $5.42...Batt one ran $9.52. The batt one was SIMPLE to understand and use. The last batt one that I had, I just tossed because it was NOT simple and goof free. YES, kept the battery


http://www.rgmd.com/retail.html

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Item #20030
Color coded "Green" for oral
FDA listed
Limited lifetime warranty
Dual Scale - Fahrenheit & Celsius
Hospital tested
Easy to disinfect or sterilize
Protective case included
Made in Germany
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++


http://www.vicks.com/products/thermomete...ermometer/

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Faster readings, in as fast as 8 seconds
ComfortFlex tip makes temperature taking more comfortable.
Professional accuracy
Fever InSight large backlit display changes color to indicate temperature level.
Oral, rectal, or underarm use
Memory feature recalls and displays last temperature taken.
Waterproof for easy, more thorough cleaning
Automatic shutoff to help extend battery life
Probe covers and storage case included
Lifetime warranty under normal use

This one did not get good reviews BUT worked flawlessly on my first test. I did not review fever thermometers before buying. I almost ALWAYS research (my wife would say over-research) any purchase I make but this was a spur of the moment thought.
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In regards to fevers and children. Many people will test for a fever when their child feels hot. Unfortunately, not all kids will feel hot when they have a fever, but there's a secondary symptom of a fever in children, possibly in adults as well, but I'm not sure about that. An ER Doc told us when we brought our second kid in that heart rate accelerates approximately 10bpm for every degree over normal temp. So if you're not sure if a kid has a fever and don't have a thermometer handy, take a pulse rate. If it's faster than you can count, the kid has a fever.
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Yeah I finally broke my old mercury thermometer a couple years ago.
Need to try and find one.
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streaker69;43778 Wrote:In regards to fevers and children. Many people will test for a fever when their child feels hot. Unfortunately, not all kids will feel hot when they have a fever, but there's a secondary symptom of a fever in children, possibly in adults as well, but I'm not sure about that. An ER Doc told us when we brought our second kid in that heart rate accelerates approximately 10bpm for every degree over normal temp. So if you're not sure if a kid has a fever and don't have a thermometer handy, take a pulse rate. If it's faster than you can count, the kid has a fever.

W/ our daughters last fever, her cheeks got red. I STILL use the old way of kissing her forehead to see if she is hot. You can definitely feel it. If you are unsure, then kiss your significant others forehead and compare. IT WORKS.

I just feel more comfortable also being able to see a # representation of how hot she is.
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Publican;43792 Wrote:
streaker69;43778 Wrote:In regards to fevers and children. Many people will test for a fever when their child feels hot. Unfortunately, not all kids will feel hot when they have a fever, but there's a secondary symptom of a fever in children, possibly in adults as well, but I'm not sure about that. An ER Doc told us when we brought our second kid in that heart rate accelerates approximately 10bpm for every degree over normal temp. So if you're not sure if a kid has a fever and don't have a thermometer handy, take a pulse rate. If it's faster than you can count, the kid has a fever.

W/ our daughters last fever, her cheeks got red. I STILL use the old way of kissing her forehead to see if she is hot. You can definitely feel it. If you are unsure, then kiss your significant others forehead and compare. IT WORKS.

I just feel more comfortable also being able to see a # representation of how hot she is.

We tried that with him, but he just didn't feel hot even though he had a fever of a little over 102. The only thing I noticed about him was his accelerated heart rate. Since he had just gotten up from a nap, there wasn't any reason for his heart rate to be up so high.
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streaker69;43793 Wrote:
Publican;43792 Wrote:W/ our daughters last fever, her cheeks got red. I STILL use the old way of kissing her forehead to see if she is hot. You can definitely feel it. If you are unsure, then kiss your significant others forehead and compare. IT WORKS.

I just feel more comfortable also being able to see a # representation of how hot she is.

We tried that with him, but he just didn't feel hot even though he had a fever of a little over 102. The only thing I noticed about him was his accelerated heart rate. Since he had just gotten up from a nap, there wasn't any reason for his heart rate to be up so high.

INTERESTING and good to know.
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We have two of those same electronic model. One for people. One for the cats and horses. Clearly labeled as to which is which!
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