Fever is a defence mechanism the body uses to fight infections, and is therefore frequently associated with childhood illnesses. A body temperature that is consistently above the normal temperature range is called a fever.
The goal of thermometry is to measure ‘core body temperature’, which is the temperature of the vital organs such as the heart or brain. Skin temperatures are not always reliable indicators of core body temperature – skin is a tool the body uses to lower fever (ie. through shivering), and can also be influenced by factors such as medication, clothing and ambient (room) temperature. Oral temperatures are influenced by drinking, eating and breathing, while rectal temperature lags behind changes in body temperature and can be impractical.
Ear temperatures accurately reflect core body temperature, since the eardrum shares blood supply with the temperature control centre in the brain, the hypothalamus. Temperature changes are reflected sooner and more accurately in the ear than other sites.
Normal body temperature is unique to each individual and itranges from 34.8 C to 38.0 C, depending on the body site where the temperature is taken.
This normal range is influenced by many factors such as physical activity, but it also varies throughout the day. The normal temperature range tends to decrease with age. To define your and your family members normal temperature, measure temperature several times throughout a day when you and your family are healthy. These temperatures can be then compared to readings in case of suspected fever.
Braun is the leading brand in IR Ear Thermometer technology, a trusted name instantly recognised by the vast majority of Australian households. Braun healthcare products feature sophisticated German engineering and the highest quality control, making them the No.1 choice for discerning families.
ExacTemp technology – Professional Accuracy
Unique pre-warmed tip heats up when thermometer is turned on, helping more accurately measure the infrared heat generated by the eardrum and surrounding tissue.
Feedback System for correct positioning
Confirms with a light and a beep when you have taken an accurate measurement – no more guessing.
The Braun IR ThermoScan Ear Thermometer also signals if the thermometer is not securely or correctly placed.
Fast & Gentle
Measures temperature in just one second. Features a soft, flexible tip for added comfort, especially good with babies.
The large LCD display makes the temperature easy to read.
There is a memory recall function so as the last temperature reading is displayed automatically. This makes it easier to see when there is a difference in temperature.
Safe & Hygenic
The Braun ThermoScan IR Ear Thermometer is very safe and child friendly. It contains no glass that could break and no mercury, giving peace of mind especially where children are concerned. The risk of transferring germs from one user to another is virtually eliminated through the use of disposable Lens Filters, that must be used each time the thermometer is utilised.
Braun is well known and respected in Australian households. Braun has maintained a high level of product quality and efficacy over many decades.
The Braun ThermoScan IR Ear Thermometer is packaged in a clear blister pack. Contains 1 ThermoScan Thermometer unit, 1 Protective Cap, 21 Disposable Lens Filters and 2 Alkaline Batteries.
Braun ThermoScan Lens Filters - available in pharmacies
in pack of 40's.