Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Cold and Flu Season: Tips and tricks to taking a temperature

I was given products in this post to facilitate a review post.  I was not paid to write this review.  All opinions are my own.

Cold and Flu Season: Tips and tricks to taking a temperature 


Brandon Jr has been in school for 4 weeks and I kid you not we have been sick twice already!  Week one we all got a cold :'( and last week he brought home a 2nd cold.  Thankfully I didn't get it yet, but he did give it to my hubby and Quinn.
A bug is the one thing my kiddos give me that  don't want!  It isn't fun being sick.  And no matter how many times I wash my hands and disinfect will still seem to get it.
This is never a fun time for anyone!


I have learned there are a few things you can do to help a sickness along:
1) Sleep propped up - I have suffered with sinus issues for a long time.  We have a wedge pillow in the house for days when it gets really bad.  Whenever one of the boys are sick I prop them up on this.  That way mucus does't build up as much on their chest and it can drain naturally.
2) Humidifier -  Again I always had one from my sinus.  Whenever I hear even a slight sniffle I set this bad boy up  :).  Dry air really hurts already irritated sinus so it is great to keep the air moist and cool.
3) A fan - This may sound weird, but it helps with breathing.  I had asthma as a kid and a doctor told me to run my fan at night and keep my air moving.  It really helps!
4) Drain your sinus - The last thing you want is all that stuff sitting up there.  That is how infections happen.  I have a cool little tea pot thingy I use to drain out my sinus.  Any type of saline spray will get the job done.

5) Temperature - Keep an eye on this.  It is your bodies way of telling you something is going on.  Friday night Brandon Jr broke a fever and I took him to the doctor Saturday morning.  It turns out his "cold" had turned into a slight infection in his sinuses.  

If your kiddos are anything like mine they hate sitting still to get their temp taking.  Even worse when they are sick and already grumpy.  I like something quick and easy....  And of course painless.
Which is why I love my all new TemporalScanner.

The TemporalScanner comes with four ways to make it even easier to take a temperature:
 A softly illuminated display for easy reading in any light – perfect for checking the temperature of a sleeping child in a darkened room 
Beeping sound indicating scanning can be turned off or on to avoid waking a sleeping child 
Automatically retains the last eight temperature readings for instant recall to check on fever progression 
Ability to switch between Fahrenheit and Celsius modes 
Made in the United States.
The Exergen Smart Glow TemporalScanner is the number one preferred thermometer by both nurses and pediatricians, and is backed by more than 50 clinical studies proving its accuracy. Sold in major retailers including Wal-Mart, Target, Walgreens, Rite Aid, Costco, Babies “R” Us, Toys “R” Us, Kroger and BJ’s.


I can't stress enough just how easy this is to use all you do is simply press and hold the soft button.  Then you lightly scan across the forehead. 
A red LED light and soft beep indicate a correct scan.

It is really a 2 step process.  You don't have to go under any arm or tongue.
I love how easy the screen is to read.  It also works super fast and gives really accurate results (I used it several times in a row to make sure I got the same reading)

And I know we have all been there at 3am taking a temperature.  The last thing any of us want to do is wake up a sleeping little one.  That is why I love you can turn off the beep and also that you can just swipe it.  
Also at 3am I am a little out of it myself.  The fact it can back read several temps is perfect.  I can't always remember what my last reading was, it is nice to know I can just go back and see.

Having a sick kiddo is never fun.  No parent wants to make this scary time worse for them.  The TemporalScanner makes this difficult time a little easier on us.
To learn more please see my link below:
Exergen TemporalScanner

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