It’s okay to be worried when our loved ones are experiencing recurring fevers. The use of a Braun ear thermometer can be reliable. Take note: We must have accurate readings while taking the temperature. In this article, I’m going to tell you how to change from °F to °C on a Braun ear thermometer. I’m also going to teach you how to use a Braun ear thermometer so that your readings will be error-free.
How to Change °F to °C on a Braun Ear Thermometer
Braun ThermoScan 7 ear thermometers are now considered a standard for precision and are commonly used and approved by physicians, due to its pre-warmed edge.
You will turn between Celsius and Fahrenheit to and from. Click the Start button for 8 seconds before the two configurations display.
Changing the temperature scale:
- Your Braun ThermoScan will send to you with the temperature scale Celsius (°C) disabled. When you choose to convert to Fahrenheit (°F), continue as follows:
- Make sure you shut off the thermometer. Keep down and click the Start button. The monitor will reveal this series after approx. 8 seconds: °C / °F
- After seeing °F, click the Start. A quick beep would check the current setting, and the thermometer then shuts off completely.
- You can also try converting 68 degrees Fahrenheit to degrees Celsius
T(°C) = (68°F – 32) × 5/9 = 20 °C
98F = 36.6C
98.6F = 37C
Why Do You Need to Check the Temperature Through The Ear?
You might need to test an ear temperature to figure out whether you or a member of your family are getting a fever. “Fever” is a term used for the body’s temperature, which is higher than normal. Illness can be a symptom of sickness, inflammation, and other disorders. In adults, the standard ear temperature is 99.5 °F (37.5 ° C).
An ear thermometer is a portable device with a temperature specified “port.” You may buy thermometers at food shops, pharmacy shops, or medical supplies.
You should not use an ear thermometer while a person is suffering from a sore ear, an ear injury, or even an ear operation.
How to Use a Braun Ear Thermometer
There are several common forms of ear thermometers. Before using your thermometer, please read the directions carefully.
You can use your ear thermometer using the following steps:
- Take the thermometer out of its container.
- Place a clean, throw-away thermometer cover over the end.
- Cover the child’s head to keep it from rising, or warn the kid not to turn his head.
- Gently draw the child’s ear straight back as you test the temperature. Kindly raise the ear out towards an adult and then again.
- Bring the coated tip into the mouth of the head. Do not use power or a fast drive. The tip of the thermometer does not contact the eardrum
- To switch the device on, ‘Click’ the button.
- Holding the click until the thermometer beeps, or follow the thermometer directions.
- The thermometer detaches from the opening of the neck.
- In the “screen” the temperature will appear
- You might want to record the temperature. Every time you take it to note down the time and temperature.
- Detach the throw-away sheet.
- Put the thermometer back in its box.
Why Do I Get Different Readings on Each Ear?
Many people seem a bit confused about why do they get different readings on each ear. Knowing the right way to take a temperature through the ear will suggest an accurate reading.
- For 3-5 continuous tests, wait for 30 seconds or more.
- Always take the temperature in the same ear, since temperature measurements can vary from ear to ear.
- Straighten the ear canal by softly pushing the outside lobe:
- Move the lobe flat sideways for children under one year.
- Kids 1-year-old to adult: take the ear up and down.
The scope is too low for an eardrum to touch. Babies and little children’s ear canal is narrower than the thermometer’s range, and it can not reach the vulnerable areas of the brain.
Things to Consider When Taking a Child’s Temperature
For certain situations, the safest location to position the thermometer – depends on the child’s maturity.
Birth up to 3 months.
Use a standard digital thermometer to determine a rectal temperature. New work shows that a temporal artery thermometer in newborns may also have reliable readings.
Three months, or four years.
You can use a digital thermometer in this age group to measure a rectal or a mouth temperature, or you can use a temporal artery thermometer. Aim for a portable ear thermometer before your kid is at least six months old. Use a rectal temperature if you have some form of device to measure the temperature of a small child, and you are in question regarding the test.
Four years old and above.
At age 4, the majority of children will keep a portable thermometer under the tongue for the brief period it takes to interpret the temperature. You may also take an armpit temperature using a handheld thermometer, or using a temporal artery temperature or a wireless ear thermometer.
Keep in mind that the above information is for educational purposes only. You have to help your care and read the temperature right. That’s why you must learn how to use and measure temperature in the ear—understanding how to change from °F to °C on a Braun ear thermometer can help. Knowing that you can switch back °C to °F allows the user to confirm the temperature reading. Find out more about first aid.