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    Fall and winter are high risk seasons for infants with cold and fever. In addition to the obvious runny nose and cough, ear thermometer one of the indicators to determine the condition of the infant. When it is time to cool down the body, when it is time to take antipyretic medication, and when it is time to take the infant to the hospital, the temperature is needed to judge. Therefore, it is especially important to have an accurate thermometer.

    However, there are various types of thermometers on the market in China, baby a suitable development of what kind of thermometer? Parents and how we should make a choice?

    At present, parents can purchase the following types of thermometers.

    1, mercury thermometer

    Mercury thermometer is still the most commonly used thermometer, measuring the temperature in the armpit, as well as in the mouth and rectum.

    Advantages:Low price, small size, easy to operate. Due to the dense structure of the glass, the mercury is very stable, so it has the characteristics of accurate indication and high stability.

    Disadvantages: whether mercury is toxic. Mercury thermometer is made of glass material, it is easy to break, the mercury inside, that is, once the mercury leakage, whether by mistake, inhalation or exposure to a certain amount, will affect the brain and liver damage and other health damage, the broken glass has the same will also hurt people. So not recommended to their babies can use.

    2、Electronic thermometer

    Commonly used electronic thermometer can be seen as the electronic version of the traditional mercury thermometer, easy to use, short measurement time, about 1 minute to give results, more suitable for children who love to move to use.

    Advantages: First, safety, because most electronic thermometers are made of unbreakable engineering plastic, in case Darling hit it, throw it out, and it flies away, you do not have to worry about broken glass or mercury poisoning or something like that.

    Secondly, the LCD screen on the body of the electronic thermometer is more convenient to read the temperature, and some thermometers also have a memory or timing function, which is also very practical for measuring the baby's temperature.

    Disadvantages: the stability of the measurement system is slightly poor compared to the glass thermometer, we need to calibrate often. Because the value of the accuracy of the electronic information components and battery power supply company status analysis of factors such as the impact, not as good as the glass thermometer.

    3、Ear thermometer gun type thermometer

    Ear temperature gun is a non-contact remote temperature measurement instrument, its principle is that different temperature objects will produce different infrared spectrum, ear temperature gun in the infrared detector can detect the infrared spectrum issued by the tympanic membrane to measure body temperature.

    Advantages: Short measurement time, easy to read, no need to stay with the baby for a long time. Before measurement, parents gently straighten the baby's ears, ear warming gun are blocked the outer ear canal, and then open the measurement.

    Disadvantages:The price is more expensive, parents do not operate correctly will have some errors. If there is a lot of ear wax in the baby's ear canal or the measurement time is too long, it will also affect the accuracy. It should also be reminded that ear canal temperature measurement is not recommended for babies under 3 months of age, because the baby's ear canal is more delicate and may hurt the child.

    4, infrared electronic thermometer (forehead thermometer / temporal artery thermometer)

    Forehead thermometer: that is, handheld infrared induction thermometer, is a thermometer commonly used in hospitals, used to measure the temperature of the human forehead.

    Temporal artery thermometer: The temperature of the temporal artery is measured with an infrared scanner. The temporal artery is close to the skin and runs through the forehead. This is the most practical way to measure your child's body temperature for at least 3 months. It is easy to use, especially when your child is asleep. A recent study found this to be true for children under 3 months of age.

    Pros:Fast reading, displays temperature in one second, no direct contact with the body. You can take the test while your baby is sleeping and avoid contact infection.

    Disadvantages: the results are easily disturbed by external environmental factors, such as outdoor temperature, light, radiation, etc., so we are not very accurate, need to measure more times; in addition there is a higher price level, the basic problem is more than a hundred dollars.