GIVEAWAY CLOSED!

For years now doctors have told parents to take their baby’s temperature rectally – well, sometimes I wonder if these doctors have ever actually tried to take a baby’s temperature rectally. In my personal opinion it’s pretty awful! What if you had another option? Recently, a company called Exergen came up with a product called the “TemporalScanner” which is more accurate than an ear thermometer (according to testing done during a Harvard Medical School study) and even comparable to a rectal temperature.

The Exergen TemporalScanner is easy to use – I tried it out as well as my husband, Mom and Dad (we later tried it out on my son). Our first run with the TemporalScanner was null because the four of us tried it but none of us realized that we had to take off the “protective cap” so we did so and tried again.

My husband (aka “test subject #1”) got a 98 degree reading – as opposed to his first 94 degree reading.

“I’m not dead yet!” exclaimed my husband. Nice.

My temperature was 97.6 degrees which is pretty normal for me. My Mom was around 97 also.

While trying out the temporalscanner we also used a regular thermometer and took temperatures under the arms. The temporal scanner came up with the same readings as the regular thermometer. I didn’t compare a rectal reading though – as you could most likely understand!

BUY IT: Uncomfortable babies tend to wriggle a lot and The Exergen TemporalScanner will serve as a great tool to provide an accurate reading with just a stroke across the forehead. You can get yours from  Wal-Mart, Babies R’ Us, Walgreens, Toy’s R’ Us, Costco.com and Baby.com. You can also contact Exergen directly at 1-800-422-3006 or medical@exergen.com.

WIN IT: Thanks to Exergen, we’re giving away one unit of the Exergen TemporalScanner to two of our readers. Check out the guidelines to enter below:

  • One mandatory entry – Visit www.exergen.com and tell us one fact about the TemporalScanner Thermometer (which you can obtain from its’ Product Information Page)
  • Two additional entries – Tweet this giveaway (leave your Twitter id in our comment section)
  • Three additional entries – Stumble this post (leave your SU id in our comment section)
  • Entry is open to US and Canada shipping addresses only
  • Giveaway closes on 15th June 2009 and a winner will be picked using Random.org. We will not be emailing winners, so please make sure you subscribe to our feed or check back here for the winner announcement post.

 

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    I stumbled this post.

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    Susan K says:

    It is accepted for use in major hospitals.

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    Badger Momma says:

    The TemporalScanner Thermometer is designed to measure the temperature of the skin surface over the temporal artery, a major artery of the head.

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    Badger Momma says:

    I Stumbled this post as badgermomma1.

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    Badger Momma says:

    I Stumbled this post as badgermomma1.

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    Badger Momma says:

    I Stumbled this post as badgermomma1.

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    kathy pease says:

    First it scans like a video camera, capturing naturally emitted infrared heat from the arterial blood supply at about 1000 “frames” per second, locking in the highest temperature it senses and;
    Second, at the same time, a patented system measures the ambient temperature of the site where the temperature is being taken. The patented “arterial heat balance” (AHB) software then synthesizes the two separate readings to accurately determine and display body temperature.

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    ktanjatk says:

    The TemporalScanner Thermometer is designed to measure the temperature of the skin surface over the temporal artery, a major artery of the head.

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    ktanjatk says:

    1.
    following on twitter & tweeted:
    http://twitter.com/ktanjatk/status/2172842774

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    ktanjatk says:

    2.
    following on twitter & tweeted:
    http://twitter.com/ktanjatk/status/2172842774

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    Rebecca says:

    The founder and CEO holds 60(!) US Patents for non-invasive thermometry. Amazing.

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    Rebecca says:

    Let’s try that again, as I spoke about the founder, not the device. Because there is no need for probe covers and the like, future operating budgets for thermometry in institutions using only Temporal Artery Thermometers are zero.

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    Gianna says:

    Exergen TemporalScanner is more accurate than an ear thermometer and even comparable to a rectal temperature.

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    chastidy says:

    The TemporalScanner is easier and gentler to use than other types of measurement devices such as oral, rectal, underarm and in-ear thermometers because it is truly non-invasive.

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    Jessica Kaufman says:

    The TemporalScanner Thermometer is designed to measure the temperature of the skin surface over the temporal artery, a major artery of the head.

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    Molly Capel says:

    I love how easy this is to use.

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    Betty C says:

    I learned that the most accurate temperature is in the center of the heart but that is only under a physician’s treatment. The TemporalScanner Thermometer is designed to measure the temperature of the skin surface over the temporal artery, a major artery of the head.

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    I learned that the Red LED flashes and soft beep indicates correct scan

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    jeanine says:

    The TemporalScanner Thermometer is designed to measure the temperature of the skin surface over the temporal artery, a major artery of the head. That is why it’s so accurate.

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    jjfiji says:

    The TemporalScanner Thermometer is designed to measure the temperature of the skin surface over the temporal artery. Thanks!

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    Randy Bailey says:

    I learned this product is designed 2 measure temp. of the skin surface over the temporal artery, a major artery of the head

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    Becky says:

    The TemporalScanner Thermometer is designed to measure the temperature of the skin surface over the temporal artery, a major artery of the head.

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    brandlyn says:

    teh beep indicates a correct scan.

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    michelle maddock says:

    Its desighned to measure the skins surface over the temporal artery and a soft beep will tell you when you have the correct scan.

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    Bonny Schiff says:

    The TemporalScanner Thermometer is a totally non-invasive system with advanced infrared technology providing maximum ease of use with quick, consistently accurate measurements.

    I’m due on Sept. 30 and could really use this!

    Thanks for the chance to win!!

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    melissa hart says:

    The TemporalScanner Thermometer is designed to measure the temperature of the skin surface over the temporal artery, a major artery of the head.

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    Lily Kwan says:

    Because there is no need for probe covers and the like, future operating budgets for thermometry in institutions using only Temporal Artery Thermometers are zero.

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    checkers says:

    The temporal temp is more accurate than traditional ways of getting a reading and it’s non-invasive

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    Jill Lund says:

    I want to be gentle to myself and others so a noninvasive thermometer is the way to go.

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    Lisa says:

    The TemporalScanner has been proven more accurate than ear thermometers by a Harvard Medical School study.

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    Chrysa says:

    Advanced, patented technology measures temperatures with a gentle stroke across the forehead.

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    rebekah arnold says:

    First it scans like a video camera, capturing naturally emitted infrared heat from the arterial blood supply at about 1000 “frames” per second, locking in the highest temperature it senses ( what a awesome product wish i had this when my youngest was a baby and ran high fevers often !
    thanks for the giveaway!

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    rebekah arnold says:

    heres my tweet
    tennrose Exergen TemporalScanner Giveaway http://bit.ly/QMRSY

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    Mat S. says:

    Wow, I had no idea these are so popular. The website sayd that Exergen Temporal Scanners are now used by medical professionals approx. 500,000,000 time per year and by consumers approx. 100,000,000 time per year and both continue to grow rapidly.

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    R Hicks says:

    I was surprised to learn it was more accurate than an ear themometer

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    R Hicks says:

    stumbled you

    ardy22

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    Laurie C says:

    It’s a non-invasive system with infrared technology.

    Boy do I need this tonight, my son went to bed with 103.3 and I hate having to wake him up to take his temp!

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    j marquis says:

    TemporalScanner is more accurate than an ear thermometer

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    you dont have to wake your kid up to take there temp :)

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