Whether or not you have painkillers, cold-packs or tweezers in your first-aid kit, what everyone does have is a thermometer. The capacity to determine whether or not someone has a fever provides critical information about further important actions in their care, as guesswork is the last thing you want to rely on.
There has been an ongoing debate going on in the medical community about the validity of digital thermometers over the traditional mercury thermometers. So, Coronation is here with its product range that monitors your health and keeps track of how your body responds to your surroundings, so you don't have to worry about it!
Without further ado, let’s understand more about thermometers!
Is there an average body temperature?
To know whether or not a fever is harmless, we need to know which temperatures are normal.
Normal body temperature can fluctuate between 97 F (36.1 C) and 99 F (37.2 C) or higher. Babies and children have a somewhat of a wider temperature range: 97.9 F to 100.4 F. Older adults, on average, have lower body temperatures than younger people. It may also differ according to age, gender, menstrual cycles, your appetite and activity during the day. Important studies have found a correlation with temperature and BMI, that people ranging on the more obese side have an increased average body temperature.
Digital thermometers vs mercury thermometers: what’s the difference?
As mentioned earlier, there are different types of thermometers and every one of them work differently. Digital thermometers are battery-powered thermometers that use heat sensors to determine body temperature. They can be used to measure body temperature in the mouth, rectum, or armpit. On the other hand, mercury thermometers use a glass body, with deposited mercury in it, to check your average temperature orally. The usability of mercury thermometers has been heavily questioned by research, but they are still used in home as well as medical settings.
The key differences amongst digital and mercury thermometers are:
1. Yields quicker findings.
Digital thermometers are built with advanced technology to produce faster results on the spot instead of mercury thermometers, which take longer to read because the mercury must first heat up before slowly rising to display the temperature.
2. Safer to use
Mercury is a dangerous chemical that, if discharged, can poison the body as well as pollute the surrounding environment. Due to the danger they cause, mercury thermometers are being phased out in a variety of nations throughout the world and are no longer offered to customers.
3. Less fragile
Digital thermometers are made out of plastic or fiber, but old-school mercury thermometers are made of glass, which means that they can break easily. Not to mention the mercury gets everywhere, it can be very difficult to clean.
4. Less expensive
The prices of digital thermometers are lesser than the traditional clinical glass thermometers by a margin, as mercury is difficult to extract and glass is expensive and difficult to handle. Further, digital thermometers are more convenient to store, carry and use.
Coronation thermometers are available in an assortment of colors and sizes, which are:
The DT Flexi has a more flexible tip with the last recall feature.
The DT Classic+ has a rigid tip, for ease of measuring the temperature.
All these digital thermometers have auto-off features, fast readings, dual scales [c/F], fever alarms, a waterproof body and an alarm signal to indicate temperature.
Coronation's health and wellness products are the ultimate technological advancement. Coronation brings you the strength, enthusiasm and will to make choices that help you stay active, despite unpredictable health hazards and existing health conditions. Rely on Coronation digital thermometers, rely on health!