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Temperatures may rise with illnesses in spring


Temperatures may rise with illnesses in spring

With spring just around the corner, parents are being encouraged to remain vigilant for childhood infections and ailments which continue into the warmer months.

Everyday coughs and colds, illnesses such as chicken pox, measles and meningitis together with ear infections can all cause a baby's or infant's temperature to rise and are not just prevalent in winter. It is common for young children to have many mild infections which cause fevers, often five to 10 viral infections each year.*

Monitoring a child's temperature is the most accurate way to identify whether they have an infection.

Ear thermometers like the premium Braun ThermoScan offer parents complete confidence when they need it most. Braun ThermoScan's infrared technology measures the heat generated by the eardrum and surrounding tissue providing an accurate temperature reading in just one second.

Braun ThermoScan is so gentle it can be used on sleeping babies says Braun Business Manager, Matthew Hamlin.

"Braun ThermoScan is designed to give a precise temperature reading quickly and efficiently. Its small probe tip and soft sleeve provide added gentleness making it an ideal thermometer for use on babies and infants."

Many parents or carers will take a child's temperature when they feel warmer than usual, are irritable and miserable and look unwell to confirm if the child has a fever.*

Fever is one of the ways that the body fights an infection. In children, most fevers are viral, but many such infections are not always serious even if the temperature is quite high for a short time (e.g. over 40°C).* However, medical advice should be sought if the temperature is above normal (37°C).

To help prevent illnesses spreading from one child to the next, disposable lens filters, unique to the Braun ThermoScan, reduce the risk of transferring germs.

Other key Braun ThermoScan features include a memory function that recalls the last temperature taken and a 'temp beep' confirms the end of the measurement.

Braun ThermoScan is available from pharmacies and leading appliance stores. Braun has a customer services line (0800 427 286) to assist parents with any queries they have about the product.

*Starship website http://www.starship.co.nz

Parenting/Child Health Information (Fever section); Child and Youth Health, State Government Health Unit, South Australia review


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