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Thermometers

A thermometer is a device that measures the temperature of a body. Thermo refers to heat and meter refers to a measuring device.

Types of Thermometers

There are different types of thermometers available based on their usage. Common types of thermometers are:

 

  • Digital thermometers
  • Liquid crystal thermometers 
  • Food/Meat thermometers
  • Infrared thermometers
  • Mercury/Alcohol thermometers

A digital thermometer is a common type of thermometer and is the safest to use. It comes in the form of a traditional stick or has a probe attached at the end that helps check the temperature of the forehead.  In both forms, the temperature is shown on an easy-to-read screen.

Liquid crystal thermometers are sensitive to heat and contain several panels that change the colours depending on the temperature.

A food/meat thermometer is used for cooking. It sticks directly to your food to ensure the food is fully cooked. 

A non-contact thermometer is also known as an infrared thermometer. It enables you to check the temperature of the body from a distance.

Mercury/Alcohol thermometers: The first mercury thermometer was invented in 1714. Mercury thermometers are filled with mercury, which is a dense poisonous metal; hence, the EPA recommends handling this type of thermometer with extreme care.

Uses of thermometers

  • A thermometer helps in measuring the body temperature in various ways. Some thermometers are designed for specific areas of the body.
  • Tympanic thermometers are used for the ears. These are typically small and enter into the ear canal to check the temperature.
  • Axillary thermometers should be placed under your arms. Some digital thermometers can also be used as axillary thermometers.
  • Rectal thermometers are inserted into the rectum of children who are unable to sit still and are also recommended for infants.
  • Oral thermometers are used under the tongue. Mercury thermometers or digital thermometers are mostly used to measure oral temperature. Pacifier thermometers are designed for 3-month-old babies.
  • Temporal artery thermometers and infrared thermometers have become popular in recent years. These are comfortable, easy-to-use thermometers that are used across the forehead.

 

With the use of a thermometer, you can easily find out whether you have a fever or not. Your health should be your top priority, so you should have a thermometer available with you all the time.
 

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