C.R. asks from La Mesa, CA on March 16, 2008
Looking for the Perfect Ear Thermometer
I am looking to purchase an ear thermometer at a decent price. Does anyone have the Braun Thermoscan Ear Thermometer Model# IRT4520? Or know anyone that has it? It looks pretty good and is around $35-$45, which seems like a good price. Or do you recommend another one?
J.L. answers from San Diego on March 17, 2008
I've found that the ear thermometers aren't very accurate. They work fast but that's about it. I use a digital thermometer in the armpit and get better results than the ear thermometer. Good luck!
A.C. answers from San Diego on March 17, 2008
Yes, I have that modeal and it is great! As a pediatric nurse practitioner, I am VERY picky about ear thermometers. I tested this one over and over, comparing it with oral and rectal temps on different ages. It works great!
L.P. answers from San Diego on March 17, 2008
I can't respond to your exact model, but I've had a Braun for about 6 years and it's worked great for me. I can only think that the brand has gotten even better.
C.S. answers from San Diego on March 17, 2008
Dear C. R,
I have a Braun, it is absolutely the best!! I bought 2 others
prior to the Braun, and just was not happy with them at all.
The Braun is the way to go.
H.R. answers from San Diego on March 17, 2008
Hi I got this thermometer as a baby shower gift and I love it. I have used it more than I thought I would. Teething can run your baby a fever sometimes. It is nice to have his temp right away so easily and than you know how to treat them. Mine has been accurate with the temperature also. I know this because when my son got very sick a few months ago for a temperature that dropped so, we went to the hospital . I thought our thermometer was broken and it was not. It was dead on with the hospitals thermometer. So yes I would recommend this thermometer. Good Luck. First time mom, who loves being a mommy too!~