“There are environmental factors that can affect readings, and this can be said of all forehead thermometers. The instructions explain that it’s important to remove hats, dirt and hair from the forehead and ensure children have not been physically active or had anything to eat or drink before taking a reading as this could influence body temperature. You should also wait 30 minutes if you have been outside, particularly if you’re sweating or exposed to cold temperatures. When used correctly, the Braun No touch + forehead thermometer provides two noninvasive options to secure accurate, stress-free temperature readings at home.”
The bottom line is to know your thermometer’s limitations. Forehead thermometers, while convenient, might not be the best choice in certain fever situations, especially with heat stress or sweating.
In fast paced environments where speed and efficiency matter, the CareTemp™ Touch Free forehead thermometer is a valuable screening tool for many clinical settings.