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How Does A Digital Thermometer Work?


Whether you think your child has a fever or you’re wondering if your baby’s food is at the right temperature, a digital thermometer is the right device for the answers you need. But how does a digital thermometer work? It may be simpler than you think. While every company has its proprietary secrets, most digital thermometers work on the same principles – and all use similar technology. The difference is in the way the devices are designed and constructed and the quality of the components used. How Digital Thermometers Work Digital thermometers contain a small computing mechanism and a resistor. A change in temperature causes the sensor to notice a change in resistance. The computer converts the difference in resistance into a difference in temperature and offers a digital readout in degrees.

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Help Dispel These Myths About Fever And Your Child’s Health!

It may be hard to believe, but some of the things you learned about fever and children’s health simply aren’t true. Some never were. Others have given way to improved thinking on running a temperature and its relationship to the health of a child.

The best way to know your child’s temperature so you can make an informed decision about whether they’re sick or not is to check it quickly and accurately with an ear and forehead thermometer. These are better than old-fashioned mercury thermometers that take too long to give readings and can break in a child’s mouth.

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The 5 Most Common Ways To Take Your Child’s Temperature

The right kids thermometer is the one that your child will let you use on them. Having their temperature taken is something that many children consider a real annoyance. But when cold and flu symptoms or other illnesses seem to be taking hold, monitoring temperature closely can help you decide when to give medicine and when to take your child to the hospital.

The right kids thermometer is the one that your child will let you use on them. Having their temperature taken is something that many children consider a real annoyance. But when cold and flu symptoms or other illnesses seem to be taking hold, monitoring temperature closely can help you decide when to give medicine and when to take your child to the hospital. Not that long ago, there was no such thing as a kid-friendly thermometer. An oral or rectal mercury tube thermometer was all that was available to check for a fever in any member of the family. Now, you have device and method choices.

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