Where to Use a Digital Thermometer
These thermometers can be used on the anus, mouth, or armpits. Armpit temperature is usually the lowest. For older children & adults/grown-ups, oral reading is generally accurate – as long as the mouth is closed with the thermometer in place.
About Digital thermometers
It works by changing the degree of resistance of the conductor under different temperature conditions: when the metal is heated, the resistance to current transmission increases. The temperature range depends on which metal is used as the conductor.
The moving metal is copper, with a minimum temperature in its range of -50 ° С, maximum temperature +180 ° С Platinum thermometers range from -200 ° С to +750 ° С Indicates, however, that such thermometers are more expensive. In everyday life, an electronic thermometer with a remote sensor is now very popular, it is often used for bathing – the temperature can be controlled from the outside.
How do you test a digital thermometer?
It takes about a minute to read a digital thermometer.
- Use a probing cover with your thermometer if available.
- Place the thermometer next to your child’s tongue until the thermometer beeps.
- Keep in mind that cold or hot drinks or chewing gum can change the temperature of the mouth.
How to reset the digital thermometer again?
- Fill a glass with ice cubes, & then top off with cold water.
- Stir in the water & let sit for 3 minutes.
- Stir again, and then set your thermometer into the glass, making sure it doesn’t touch the sides.
- The temperature should read 32 degrees Fahrenheit (0 degrees centigrade). Record the difference & offset your thermometer as appropriate.
Where is the best place to take the temperature with a digital thermometer?
A digital thermometer is excellent for taking temperatures by the armpit & mouth. Fever strips & pacifier thermometers do not give the correct temperature. Do not use a mercury thermometer. Mercury is toxic & the thermometer could break.