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EXERGEN TemporalScanner Artery Thermometer

EXERGEN TemporalScanner Artery Thermometer | Review

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My regular readers are aware that I am on Granny Daycare duty during most of the week.

The last 10 days have really put me to the test.  Slugger, my 9 month old grandson, had his 9-month checkup recently, and received an immunization.

The next day, he came down with an extremely high fever of 103, along with associated teething pain and diaper rash.

To make a long story short, after multiple phone calls and trips to the doctor’s office, for the next 10 days he was home with prescribed antibiotics for a double ear infection, sore throat, yeast infection, runny nose, and possible upper respiratory infections.  Everybody took turns staying home with him – me, Grandpa, my younger daughter as well as his mom and dad.  There’s nothing like having a sick kid in the house.  You just feel so badly for them, as it’s really difficult to communicate just “where it hurts.”

As a parent and grandparent, I have a pretty good idea, but the most accurate measurement of when to call the doctor is by taking a child’s temperature.

Exergen TemporalScanner

I’ve recently had the opporunity through Mom Fuseto review the Exergen TemporalScanner.

The Exergen TemporalScanner is an infrared thermometer that captures temperature by scanning the heat that comes off a person’s forehead (via the temporal artery).

It’s non-invasive, easy-to-use (only takes 2 seconds) and extremely accurate.  Similar to gliding your hand across a child’s forehead, the Exergen TemporalScanner gauges body temperature by capturing the naturally emitted heat from skin over the temporal artery, which runs across the forehead and is directly connected to the heart via the cartoid artery.

How I wish something like this was around when I was a young mom!  This high-tech thermometer is a great tool for Dr. Mom and for new/expecting parents. Since it’s non-invasive, there are no ears and no rears and parents don’t have to go through the painful experience of taking their sick toddler’s temperature .  Do you ever feel like you need a helper with an extra set of hands to help you hold your moving baby or toddler?

Two dozen studies were conducted to test the accuracy and reliability of this thermometer, and almost 50 percent of hospitals and pediatricians are using the Exergen TemporalScanner as well as recommending it to parents everywhere.

Features include:

  • Only thermometer manufactured in the United States
  • Environmentally Friendly-No Mercury
  • Automatic Shut Off after 30 seconds

If you’re a mom, grandmom or daycare provider, put this on your list of must-haves for the First-Aid kit!

It’s also a great gift for the new mom-to-be for Baby Showers.

Available at WalMart, Walgreens, Costco, Babies R Us, Toys R Usand Sam’s Clubs nationwide.

Suggestion Retail:  $50

For additional information, visit www.temporalscanner.com
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73 comments

  1. I love the fact that it’s non invasive. The worst moment I’ve had is with my granddaughter. She was burning up, but when I tried to take her temperature she would thrash around & fight me. It’s a terrible feeling trying to comfort her & being afraid of hurting her.

  2. It factors in ambient room temperature to get an accurate reading. Thanks for the chance.

  3. what kid wants you to take their temperature while having a sore throat?! this is perfect!

  4. I learned that it factors in ambient room temperature to get an accurate reading which is great because I didn’t know that it mattered

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  6. My worst episodes trying to take someone’s temperature was when my son was two he screamed and cried so much that he threw up all over me and the chair I was sitting in

  7. The reason the temporal artery is a good choice is that the blood in it is the same temperature as when it leaves the heart, so is the most accurate. I really don’t have a horror story about taking temperatures. As a nurse, it was so much a normal activity, that it wasn’t a problem at home either.

  8. I LOVE the ambient room temperature factor – and that you don’t have to get in or under anything to take a temp – this is one smart product!

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  9. My son will NEVER hold still for me to take his temp – and I just try to get it under his arm!! This would make for lots less hassle in our house – I know I never get a good reading – just “round about”.

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  12. I love how easy it is to use! Have you ever tried to get an accurate oral temp from someone who can’t breathe through their nose?? IMPOSSIBLE!

  13. The TemporalScanner has been proven more accurate than ear thermometers by a Harvard Medical School study. Sounds great for newborn & 2 year old.

  14. My son was running fever and fought the entire time I tried to take his temp. This product seems so fast, with little fuss.

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  16. My son was 4 and had double hip surgery. He came home from the hospital in a body cast up to his waist, with a cut out for him to use bathroom. He developed temp and the Ortho Dr. wanted a called in rectal reading every hour. My son could not kick because of the cast, but his arms made up for the legs.It was a horrible experience.

  17. I found out that the Temporal scanner is more accurate than the ear thermometers.

    My worst episode was trying to take my daughter’s temperature with the ear thermometer. It was always a different temperature, never accurate, even taking it just a few minutes apart. I never knew if her temperature was worse than what it was telling me.

  18. I learned it is more accurate than ear thermometers which is what I currently use on my boys. Would love this – more accurate and non invasive!

  19. I like that it takes into consideration the ambient temperature when calculating one’s temperature. My worst experience of taking a temperature was when the doctor at the ER insisted on taking my 9 year-old daughter’s temperature rectally because it was” hospital policy.” How ridiculous and embarrassing for my poor, very sick, little girl.

  20. i learned that It factors in ambient room temperature to get an accurate reading.

  21. Every parent needs this

  22. I learned that the Temporal artery temperature is not affected by the things that cause oral and underarm temperatures to be misleading. I always have had trouble taking my kids temperature when I use the older style ones. I can never see the tiny red line to figure out the temp and always have my husband read it.

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  23. I learned that it accounts for things that make other thermometers to be inaccurate like room temp. I am the first time mommy to a 2 month old girl so am OFTEN taking her temperature and its ALWAYS a horror!

  24. a Harvard Medical School study found TemporalScanner has been proven more accurate than ear thermometers ,

    ugh- try taking someone’s temperature when they have constant coughing fits- no fun for takee or taker.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  25. you can use it while they are asleep — and — getting thrown up on while taking a temp!

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  26. It factors in ambient room temps. Which is pretty amazing. It is kind of able to double duty, the heat from the child and the room. And it is non-invasive. And it is accurate.

    I’m sitting here right now after spending the day in the ER with Parker and trying to keep his fever down with ice packs, and ice in his continuous g-tube feed bags.

    We’re waiting for the test results to come back. Yeah, we could use a great infrared thermometer. Quick!

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  27. Parker was born with an Imperforated Anus. Which means that his lower bowel wasn’t formed properly and his anal opening…..wasn’t. He wore a colostomy bag until he was healthy enough to undergo two very extensive surgeries to create a rectal opening for his tush and reverse his ostomy.

    Once while in the hospital the doctor asked the nurse if she had taken Pakrer’s temp and what it was. She gave him a reply that didn’t sound right to me.

    So I asked her how she took his temp.

    She replied that she had taken it rectally.

    Which, of course, was a lie. There’s NO WHERE for a rectal thermometer to go on a kid with an Imperforated Anus.

    Ahem.

    Let me end by saying Parker has a brand new Teeny Tiny Designer Hiney that works perfectly. The only kid I know who sports close to a million dollar butt.

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  28. Because it non invasive and actually larger to handle I think a child would more willingly accept it and not be freaked which bring me to a situation that has happened several time with wiggly sick kids. I have had a glass thermometer knocked out of my hand and also had a child scream in terror at the sight of a digital thermometer. Taking temps is always a tense situation for everyone involved.

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  31. It factors in ambient room temps, which is nice in our drafty old house.

    Our worst temp-taking experience was the classic rectal thermometer poop-splosion.

  32. i love that it is so gentle and non-invasive that i can take my child’s temp while they are asleep. this means a lot to a mom of 4 who doesn’t want her cranky preschooler, toddler or infant to wake up but needs to check their temp!!

  33. i subscribed!

  34. I like that they have patented software that allows for such a fast and accurate reading. Our worst stories come from when the children were little and hated to be bothered for their temperature with a traditional thermometer. Now we have a little one again (he’s one), and I’d really like to avoid the unnerving process his brothers and sister had to go through. Thank you.

  35. I love that this thermometer can be used on infants, children and adults. This will be great for my kids because they will never sit still long enough for me to take their temperature the “old fashioned” way!

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  36. The thing I like best about this product is just the fact that it is so easy to use! Once when I was trying to take my nephews temperature when he was two, it was impossible to get the thermometer under his arm! He was screaming and squirming. This would have been so much easier.

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  37. I like that it factors in room temperature. THe worst moment so far for me is when my daughter was 2 weeks old. I was a new mom, had no way to take a temp and was crying while trying to take it for my daughter who was also crying. She eneded up having whooping cough and ever since I have been on the lookout for a good themometer. I definitely need this BEFORE a situation arrives where I need to use it.

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    1000 scans a second

  39. I like that it is more accurate than under the arm ones. When my granddaughter was sick years ago, I had to take her temp anally. She hated it, I hated it, it was awful.

  40. i learned that this scanner is way more accurate than those taken in the ear because it is hard to hit the same place twice.

  41. I’d love to have this for my little grandchildren. Would make it so much easier. This is a very accurate thermometer since the blood in the temperal artery is the same temperature as the heart.

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  43. I learned among many things that the TemporalScanner gets the read from the temperal artery in your forehead. Neat! This thing is a must have for anyone to have in their home!

  44. The worst time I had was trying to comfort my daughter so I could get a temperature reading. I had to practically hold her down before because she didn’t want it rectally, orally, or under the arm. This would make it so much easier for the parent and the child!

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  46. I subscribe!

  47. They have been proved to more accurate than regular thermometers.

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  51. I learned that it factors in ambient room temps.

    My worst try taking a temp was using a digital thermometer that seemed to be really off no matter how I tried to use it. This exergen temporal scanner sounds way easier and more accurate

  52. The room temperature is calculated into the reading for an accurate temp reading.

    I always have an over anxious time when temp reading, never really a good time for us. My son has febrile seizures, caused from high temp. So when we think he has temp, we check and recheck and recheck, we use mercury and digital to check for accurate readings. It really gets exhausting.

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  54. I love it that it factors in the room temperature and that it has been proven to be more accurate than the more difficult methods of taking temperatures.

  55. Arterial temperature is the same temperature as the blood flowing from the heart. It is the best determinate of body temperature.
    My son had a bad ear-infection and just cried and fought, because he didn’t wanted to be bother. I had to hold his head still to take his temperature!

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  60. I want this for myself! My daughter’s temps run very high, so we’re always making 2am decisions about the ER. This would help our accuracy.

    ” ambient temperature affects the skin temperature, and so the thermometer automatically measures the ambient temperature at the very same time it is measuring the temperature over the temporal artery. ”

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  61. Selinda McCumbers

    It takes account the room temperature!

    Thanks!

  62. just to cool

  63. i like that it has been clinically tested for accuracy compared to rectal thermometers and temperature sensors inserted in the heart. i had a terrible time trying to get a consistent realiable temp reading from our ear thermometer.

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