Fever is a defence mechanism the body uses to fight infections, and is therefore frequently associated with childhood illnesses. A body temperature that is consistently above the normal temperature range is called a fever.
WHY MEASURE IN THE EAR?
The ear canal is the best site to measure a fever because of its close proximity to the eardrum, which shares the blood supply of the brain’s temperature control centre. This site allows for a more accurate reflection of the body’s core temperature.
DOES MY CHILD HAVE FEVER?
Clinical research shows that the definition of fever changes with a child’s age. What is fever in a newborn can be a normal temperature in a four year old.
That’s why Braun developed the ThermoScan® 7 ear thermometer with unique AgeSmart™ technology, allowing you to select the age category of your child to help ensure the fever definition is as accurate as possible.