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Posted: Sat Jul 06, 2019 11:32 am
Just wondering if anyone, specifically those going through chemo or similar heavy duty medication with danger of infection had any recommendations for a thermometer (measurement by ear) - I was looking at the Braun ones as sold by Boots, but flaked out due to the heat last week so didn't make it out - so I'll use that to get a second opinion...
Posted: Sat Jul 06, 2019 11:38 am
Hi Paul ... welcome ... extremely quiet on the forum as I type.
Plenty of commercial sites advertising their wares ... one not so providing some initial guidance :
https://www.drugs.com/cg/how-to-take-an ... ature.html
Short of that , a case of casting out yer fishing line and hope to catch a salmon ... as opposed to passing plastic debris ?
Posted: Sat Jul 06, 2019 2:01 pm
Sorry, I can't comment on the ear ones. For DH I used a Braun Digital Stick thermometer under his arm. Obviously that gives a slightly different reading but we had time to get a baseline by doing it for several days before treatment started.
Posted: Sat Jul 06, 2019 2:52 pm
Thanks so far - bit of background : I've had a fair old helping of chemo in the past three years, and I must admit been naughty and not taken my temperature every day. Anyway, when I finally did get a bit of a temperature the other week I ended up in a bit of a pickle with the 'NHS Approved' oral thermometer I've had since I was diagnosed. Last few readings that afternoon were comfortably below the magic 37.5 and I was due in the chemosuite next day so all was fine - but they did advise I got a better thermometer, the ear kind, so here I am. I'm generally around 36.5 plus/minus a couple of points but when it mattered that stick thermometer didn't cut the mustard (and rather annoyingly it beeps at the exact same frequency as my tinnitus)
Posted: Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:58 am
Ear thermometers are great! An almost instant reading! Forget the days when you had to wait a minute, then wait a further minute to see if there had been any further change to reading. Cost a bit more but well worth it for the convenience.
Chris's link is a good one for the precautions.