Advice 1: How to put the thermometer

To measure the temperature of the body people use different types of thermometers. Thermometers are alcohol, mercury or electronic. How to put the thermometer to get more precise measurement result?
How to put the thermometer
Gently shake a few times mercury thermometer so the mercury dropped to a mark not above 35,5°C. the Electronic thermometer before use, you need to run by pressing a special button.
Decide where you are going to put the thermometer. Children up to years the temperature measured in the rectum. Older adolescents are accustomed to put the thermometer under his arm. Some prefer to measure the temperature by holding a thermometer in his mouth.
When measuring the temperature rectally (in the rectum) lubricate the tip of the thermometer with petroleum jelly and lift the baby's legs up, gently insert the thermometer to a depth of not more than 1 cm Hold the thermometer 2-3 minutes.
When measuring axillary wipe armpit sweat to not affect the measurement accuracy. Put the thermometer and press firmly over the elbow to the body, so that the thermometer does not shift. Keep a mercury thermometer should be at least 5-7 minutes. Electronic thermometer need to hold for another minute after the beep.
After the allotted time, remove the thermometer and take readings. For rectal measurement method normal temperature is considered an indicator 36,8-37,5°C. When measured in the armpit temperature is normal can vary in the range of 36.3-36,8°C.
After measuring the temperature of rinse or wipe thermometer with antiseptic and put it out of reach of children.
Electronic thermometers can remember the last measurement results. Mercury thermometer after the measurement is not Strachowice, it will allow you not to forget when the doctor comes.
Useful advice
In all ways of measuring temperature it is necessary to lie or sit. Saying that walking, laughing and even talking can affect the accuracy of the result.

Advice 2: What are the thermometers

It seems that the procedure in which you want to measure the temperature of a person is quite simple but actually it is not so. Therefore, to achieve accurate measurement of body temperature, you need to choose the right thermometer.
What are the thermometers
Types of thermometers

Probably all familiar with this type of thermometer like mercury. It is made of a glass tube filled with mercury. Mercury thermometer can be called the most accurate and easy to use. They can measure the temperature in different places of the body, in the armpit, in the mouth and even in the anus. The main disadvantage of such devices lies in the fact that it contains toxic mercury, which vapors are very dangerous for human health.

Electronic thermometer digital. Devices of this type, just as mercury can be called universal, they also possible to measure the temperature of the body in many places, the exception is the auricle. The main difference between digital thermometers from mercury can be called the speed measure. In order to obtain data on body temperature, it will take no more than one minute. The measurement result is displayed on the screen of the thermometer. The disadvantages of digital thermometers is a small inaccuracy of the measurements.

Several varieties of devices for measuring body temperature

Thermometer-nipple. This is a new kind of digital thermometers designed for measuring body temperature in young children. It works exactly the same as regular digital thermometer. But this thermometer has its drawbacks. First, the negative side of this device is a small error of measurements, very often it gives an error of 0.1°. Second, it measures the temperature for a long time, it must be kept in the mouth up to 5 minutes.

Infrared ear thermometer. Only with the help of this device can measure temperature in the human ear. The sensor of this thermometer is introduced into the auditory canal, and in just a few seconds, the measurement result is displayed. But such a thermometer to measure the temperature of a newborn child, because toddlers have a very narrow ear canal.

Infrared forehead thermometer. This device is very convenient to use. For measuring temperature takes only a few seconds. To do this, it must be close enough to the skin, and it is possible to measure temperature even from a short distance.

Strips to measure temperature. They represent records that can be applied on the forehead or in the mouth. They measure the temperature very quickly, in just 15 seconds. These strips are best to use while traveling where there is no possibility to carry regular thermometer. The indications of such a thermometer is necessary to add 0.5 deg because they show the temperature is lower than in reality.
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