What is The Difference Between All Types of Thermometer?

Fever is the common illness as it occurs with the change of season or change of lifestyle. Thermometers are used to measure the temperature of the body. There are varieties of thermometers available, each with a specific use. Different thermometers are present according to the demand of the patients and different uses are available.

Basic types of thermometers are present here-

Traditional Thermometer

It is designed for home use as it helps to measure the temperature of human body and it provides the measurement in F or C.

Resistance Thermometer

It helps to measure the temperature between -250 and 700 degrees.

Thermocouple Thermometer

It helps to measure the temperature between -250 and 1600 degree Celsius. It helps to notice the difference between hot and cold junctions through the current in the attached probes.

Other Types of Thermometers

Temperature Strips

It is a temperature strip which measure’s the temperature of the body due to liquid crystals that react to heat. It is usually present on forehead and can be judged as it changes the color. It does not gives accurate results basically used on infants which are now replaced with digital thermometers.

Types of Thermometers

For child over 3 months old thermometers can be used-

• Digital Temple Thermometer
1. Oral (in the mouth)
2. Rectal (in the bottom)
3. Axillary (under the arm)
• Digital Ear thermometer
• Digital Oral thermometer
• Wearable thermometer
• Forehead thermometer strips

Advantages of Different Types of Thermometers

• Thermometers are used to measure the temperatures of the human body
• It gives an accurate result
• Proper medication can be given at the right time
• Proper reading can be read so that proper decision can be taken regarding the fever of the patient.
• It is of durable in nature 
Thermometers can be easily calibrated

With its display in-built feature, the person can read the temperature easily and can reduce the risk of increasing the temperature of the person who is suffering from fever. It allows remote measurements which can be of taken at any time by the person.

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