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Non-contact thermometers

(3 Posts)
Elesbe Thu 27-Sep-12 20:41:37

Has anyone used these? Are they reliable? It seems like such a good idea, even better than 'in the ear' but I really can't afford £40 -£50 if they are no good. Thanks.

cheekyginger Fri 05-Oct-12 21:30:59

I had never heard of such a thing....so i googled it!

Here is a link to a recent article published in a medical journal that is commonly used in the uk. Just read the conlusion.....

www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21651612

I use the in the ear one and it works a treat. Can even do it when my DS is sleeping without too much difficulty. IMO the non-contact one would be quite tricky to use on a child thats wriggling about....

Elesbe Sat 06-Oct-12 17:59:44

Thank you so much for you reply and thoughtful input. Very useful link.

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