Two modes—body and object—make this thermometer a useful device for any household. The ‘body’ mode provides 1-second readings taken at an individual’s forehead, while the 'object' mode allows for instant temperature measurements of food, bath water or even baby bottles.
To take the measurement of an object, follow the same simple instructions for body measurement, selecting the 'object' icon on the display.
Body temperature can vary from 97°F (36.1°C) and 99°F (37.2°C) and still be considered normal.
The medically accepted ‘normal’ body temperature is 98.6°F (37°C). Body temperature is commonly lower in the morning than at any point during the rest of an individual’s waking hours.
Temperature readings will vary based on the body location point of the reading. Oral temperature readings between 97°F (36.1°C) and 100°F (37.7°C) are considered normal. A rectal temperature reading is generally 1°F (0.5°C) higher; while an underarm, or axillary, temperatures will be 1°F (0.5°C) lower. Measurements taken with the Non-Contact Infrared Thermometer are equivalent to oral temperature readings.
A fever is defined as a body temperature that is elevated above the normal for that person. It is important to determine what is normal for an individual before determining if a fever is present. Tracking an individual’s temperature on a consistent basis, at the same body site and at the same time everyday will help determine an individual’s normal temperature.