A minor bit of a departure from the usual cutlery posts today. Things are a little scary out there right now. And due to bulk buying and hoarding the price of human thermometers has gone sky high. And the availability isn’t great either. So here’s a viable alternative: Using a meat thermometer to check if you have a fever.
The Habor 022 Meat Thermometer has a 4-6 second ultra fast response time with accuracy of ±1℃. The temperature range is -58℉ to 572℉. Be warned that it’s not waterproof so don’t immerse the whole thing in water, just the probe is safe.
To measure underarm temperature:
- Check that the thermometer is on.
- Lightly press the tip of the thermometer into the center of the armpit.
- Hold your arm, or your child’s arm, close against the body so the thermometer stays in place.
- Wait for the thermometer to take its reading. This will take about a minute.
- Read the temperature.
- Clean the thermometer and store for its next use.
|Age range (years)||Normal temperature range for underarm temperature||Temperature considered fever|
|0–2||94.5–99°F (34.7–37.2°C)||99.1°F+ (37.3°C+)|
|3–10||96.6–98.0°F (35.9–36.7°C)||98.1°F+ (36.7°C+)|
|11–65||95.3–98.4°F (35.2–36.9°C)||98.5°F+ (36.9°C+)|
|65+||96.0–97.4°F (35.6–36.3°C)||97.5°F+ (36.4°C+)|
The above instructions and temp ranges are taken from Healthline.com
We’ll get through this, just stay calm and love each other.