Traditional digital thermometers are a common method of taking temperature. They come in all shapes, colours and sizes, and can be used in a variety of ways – in the mouth, under the armpit or in the rectum. More recent kinds deliver readings just as fast and accurately, but can be used in the ear, against the forehead or even with no contact at all.
Being digital, the thermometer does most of the work for you. Once applied, most will take a reading of the temperature, and then give an audible tone to let the user know that its reading is complete.
Ear and forehead digital thermometers are considered safe, accurate, and convenient. Some also have an inbuilt memory system so readings can be recorded for later use, such as when consulting a healthcare professional.
Ear and forehead digital thermometers are great for children too, because a reading can be made quickly without the child needing to sit in place for too long. Some can even be used while the child is asleep. In the event of movement, many digital thermometers have soft bendy applicators to make them comfortable to use.
As with most things, while cheap versions are available, it pays to invest in a more advanced digital thermometer, which may offer innovative functionality, improved user experience, and the peace of mind that comes with a trusted brand name.