The Key Benefits of Digital Thermometers

Digital thermometers are choice of most medical practitioners today. The key benefits of digital thermometers over the traditional mercury-based thermometer is their speed and accuracy.

There are four types of thermometer:

1. Mercury Thermometers

There are the ones most of us are familiar with – the traditional thermometer before there was a concerted move away from using them due to safety concerns relating to the dangers of using mercury, which is a poisonous substance. Also, mercury thermometers are invasive.

2. Digital Thermometers

The new kid on the block, digital thermometers have replaced the mercury thermometer in most medical facilities. They are quick and accurate.

3. Tympanic Thermometers

A tympanic (ear) thermometer measures the temperature inside the ear by reading the infrared heat.

4. Temporal Artery Thermometers

A temporal artery thermometer m

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