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Vicks Gentle Touch Behind the Ear Thermometer

by Vicks
69 customer reviews

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  • Fast and accurate one-second reading
  • Non invasive - lightly touch the thermometer behind the ear
  • Fever insight traffic light warning
  • Eight memories
  • Two-year warranty

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The Vicks Gentle Touch Behind Ear thermometer is set to revolutionise the way body temperature is taken in infants and children. With a simple touch, the thermometer is gentle enough to be used without waking a sleeping infant, while providing accurate measurements in one second.

The Vicks Gentle Touch Behind Ear thermometer uses a novel heat flow technique to measure the temperature of the blood carotid artery which runs behind the ear, this is the best external place to take the temperature because the carotid artery takes blood to the brain and hypothalamus (the temperature-regulating gland) and so accurately reflects core body temperature.

“Having a sick child is stressful for any parent, so carers need to be able to take a child’s temperature quickly, accurately and in a non-invasive way,” said Emanuela D’Aloisio, Brand Manager Healthcare at Kaz Europe SA which manufactures Vicks thermometers in Europe under license to the Vicks trademark.

Featuring a large colour-changing display The Vicks Gentle Touch thermometer is equipped with Fever InSight technology which uses a traffic light colour-coded system to display body temperature. This unique feature helps parents to know when things are getting better or worse at a glance and helps turn temperature measurement into a more stress-free and fun experience.

The screen remains green if no fever is present, turns yellow if temperature is slightly elevated and red if the child has a fever (over 38 degrees Celsius). This colour-changing display also acts as a backlight for night-time temperature readings. As the thermometer only touches the skin behind the ear the risk of cross contamination is virtually eliminated and no lens filters are needed as the ring touching the skin is washable.

The Vicks Gentle Touch has a multiple memory function which can store up to eight temperature readings and the device comes with a two-year warranty.

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Additional Information
ASINB004APK5NS
Best Sellers Rank 14,484 in Health & Personal Care (See top 100)
Shipping Weight299 g
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Date First Available22 Mar. 2011
  
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3.7 out of 5 stars

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Fab on 5 Jan. 2012
This is really a nice and colorful gadget. Taking measures is very simple, and at a first impression it seems reliable. However, it is not, or at least not always, for reasons that I could not precisely determine. Sometimes when my baby had 38.5 (according to a standard thermometer with rectal measurement, repeated), it gave a falsely reassuring 36.3 (even with repeated measures in the correct "behind the ear" point. Even on myself, when repeating measures, for how much care I put in applying it to the same point, I occasionally have some readings which are very far from the others (even by 1 - 1.5 degrees C). My personal theories about this behaviour are:
a) either it is normal that sometimes there are big differences between rectal and "behind the ear" temperatures,
b) and/or taking the "behind the ear" temperature is too sensitive to occasional cooling of the skin due to unpredictable reasons, endogenous as well as exogenous.
In conclusion: a very nice tool, beautiful and a pleasure to use, but knowing that it is accurate only in some 80% of cases. I am not sure if I would use it to measure the temperature of my baby (or of myself) in critical situations, e.g. when it is close to 39C, to decide whether to take anti-fever medicaments or not.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Jago Wells VINE VOICE on 1 Aug. 2011
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Very easy to use. The Vicks behind the ear thermometer does just what it says on the tin. Simply put it behind the baby's ear and it gives a reading really quickly.Showing temperature colours indicating red orange and green which accurately measures the temperature behind the ear in a couple of seconds.The colour code shows you immediately if your child is running a temperature or not.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Angie on 10 Feb. 2012
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I read loads of reviews about this thermometer and i wasnt sure if its a right decision to buy it.I was between this one and the one you use inside babys ear.Must say its great!So easy and fast!I always take about 3 readings just to make sure but 99% of times shows the same number!Im happy with my purchase.would recommend.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By mrs amanda pain on 12 Mar. 2014
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I ended up taking loads of readings each time as I didn't trust whether I had put the thermometer in the right place and it was really hard to get a consistent temperature, also the variation between the readings was quite marked. I've gone back to an ear temp thermometer as a result.
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By Mike J VINE VOICE on 29 July 2011
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Smart little gadget for reading body temperature, primarily in children but could equally be used on an adult.

The packaging is the usual sealed stuff you have to cut open, but once you have the temperature reader in your hand, it's very easy to use. There is a little battery release tab you have to pull out before the unit will work, but that's easy.

Turn the unit on, and it cycles through the 3 screen colours or red, yellow and green, making it very easy to judge if the temperature you measure is something to be worried about or not. There are 8 memories which automatically get added to, so you have a temperature history recorded.

You basically touch the end of the unit against the skin, as gently as you like (behind the ear is recommended, but it seems to work more or less anywhere), then there is another button that presses the temperature sensor against the skin and takes the reading, sounds complex, but it really isn't.

It beeps quietly when the temperature reading has been taken, after about 2 seconds, it then has to cool down before you can use it again, which takes about 10 seconds.

It says you can remove the ring which actually touches the skin, and wash it, but since you can't remove and wash the temperature sensor which also touches the skin, it seems a little pointless to wash the ring.

Don't think you can use this unit to measure other temperatures like I did, it is finely tuned to body temp, maybe 35-38 deg. C, and temps outside this range produce an error (ERR) rather than a value reading.

Recommended. 4 stars, as a protective case was not supplied, and I think it needs one.
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By A. Lucas VINE VOICE on 25 July 2011
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I must start by saying that I am so glad I hadn't bought this in an emergency and needed to unpack and use it quickly. To remove it from the packaging was an absolute nightmare, which involved having to use hefty scissors, cutting myself on the sharp plastic casing, fiddling with one of those awful freezer bag tie things to release it from the inner packaging.......... and then grappling with the battery cover so that it would actually work. PHEW!!

Also, I had assumed that it was a 'Vicks' made product, so would have had no hesitation in purchasing it - but I then noticed that it is just 'recommended by Vicks'.............which, to me, seems misleading. I still don't really know what make it is, just that Vicks recommend it! I feel the manufacturer should use their name more than a company that recommends their product.

I have to say, the instructions aren't really that clear (and I did check with several other people to see if they understood them, or if it was 'just me'!). Even on the quick start up guide it didn't make it clear whether you had to leave the thermometer behind the ear for 1 second (until you hear the beep) or for 10 seconds (after it has done more readings). I checked in both the quick guide and the full instructions and I'm still not really sure which one it should be! (Having said that, a temperature reading does appear on the screen after 1 second, so I am guessing that is all you need to do).

It's also worth pointing out that the full, thick, instruction booklet contains a chart of temperature averages, which is well worth having a look at. I wasn't aware that temperature averages are different depending on which part of the body you read them from.
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