Certain circumstances may influence the temperature in the ear and should therefore be considered before using the Ear & Forehead Thermometer in the “ear measurement mode”, as they can influence the body temperature measurement:
- If you have been lying on the ear for an extended period, the ears are covered, the ears are exposed to excessive heat/cold, or after swimming or bathing. > In the event of one of these circumstances, wait 20 minutes before performing the measurement.
- As ear wax can affect the measurement, you should clean the ear before measuring, if necessary.
Similarly, there are various circumstances that can influence the body temperature results given by using the “forehead measurement mode”:
- Physical activity, increased perspiration on the forehead, taking vasoconstrictive medication and skin irritations can distort the result.
- Holding the thermometer for too long in the hand before taking a measurement causes the device to warm up. This could lead to an incorrect measurement.