From the United States. 5.0 out of 5 stars Fast temperature readings that are as accurate as slower reading thermometers. … The Safety 1st 8 Second Digital Thermometer works like a charm. It reads the temperature really fast between 8-10 seconds and appears to be fairly accurate.
In this regard, how accurate is a forehead thermometer?
An armpit (axillary) temperature is usually 0.5°F (0.3°C) to 1°F (0.6°C) lower than an oral temperature. A forehead (temporal) scanner is usually 0.5°F (0.3°C) to 1°F (0.6°C) lower than an oral temperature.
Just so, how do I know if my thermometer is accurate? The ice bath test is the easiest way to test a thermometer for accuracy, assuming your thermometer will display temperatures of 32°F or less. The advantage of this method is that an accurate thermometer will always read 32°F in a properly made ice bath regardless of altitude or atmospheric pressure.
One may also ask, is 99 a fever on forehead?
The following thermometer readings generally indicate a fever: Rectal, ear or temporal artery temperature of 100.4 (38 C) or higher. Oral temperature of 100 F (37.8 C) or higher. Armpit temperature of 99 F (37.2 C) or higher.