Iman Firash at 2 years 9 months.
Late February 2014, Iman Firash had a frightening Febrile Seizure of approximately around 12.00am caused by a spiked temperature. It was hands-down, the most tragic and scary moments I have ever been in my entire life. . He became lethargic and then unresponsive, completely limp, his eyes rolled back in his head, he began to drool and his lips turn blue. I screamed , took the car key and drove like a mad woman to the hospital which took me approximately 15 minutes instead of 25 minutes the usual traffic. He was admitted at KPJ Selangor Shah Alam Specialist Hospital for 4 days and 3 nights.
I've learned that taking your child's temperature is the best way and most reliable way to determine whether fever is present and what are the preventive measures to avoid the Febrile Fits from happening again. NO! PLEASE NOT! 1 in 25 children will experience in their childhood. Once it happened the potential to reoccur will at least open it's door at least until your child reach 6 years of age.
I've had 2 thermometers (through 3 years) - a usual normal digital thermometer which you could get from convenient store and a forehead digital thermometer which I bought over from an online shopping website. None were satisfactory. My biggest issue being differing readings on the same occasion. Until recently, I've decided to invest in quality and I got what I paid for.
BRAUN IRT 6030 is a straightforward and easy to use which read temperatures in seconds. Accurate with comfortable grip. Light up display. Flashing light to indicate reading reading is in progress. Beep to indicate it's finished. Memory of last temperature read and convenient protective case. - This my overall summary but... I would like to go a little bit in depth on this thermometer as I would highly recommended all of you who are parents out there and reading this post to give it a shot by buying and keep this BRAUN IRT 6030 at home! To prevent is better than cure right? My sharing are totally because of my previous experiences and to at least giving you the assistance in any kind of help that I could for you and your child. :-).
BRAUN IRT 6030 can be used for infants, children and adults. It is fast, accurate and easy to use in just seconds. Measuring temperature in the ear has been proven more accurate than a forehead or rectal reading. That's why BRAUN IRT 6030 is highly recommended and number 1 brand among paediatrician and consumers.
No.1 in awareness, usage and recommendation. Source: Ipsos, online study among n=802 GPs and Pediatricians in four European markets (n=200 each in GE, UK, FR, NL), fielded May-June 2012.
Based on research conducted by Nielsen, Feb-March 2015, in five Asia Pacific markets [n=1460 Mom of kids 0-12 years old in AU, HK, KO, SG, TW]
The ear canal is the best place to measure a fever as it is closest to the eardrum, which shares the blood supply of the brain's temperature control centre. Here's the part which is important for you to know on the benefits that I observed on BRAUN IRT 6030:
It uses a pre-warmed tip technology designed to minimise the cooling effect of the tip inside the ear canal, giving accurate measurements.
It came with memory recall function, it stores the last temperature. So you no need to worry about the hassle of jotting the last temperature records or misplaced the last temperature records somewhere and juggling to find it out.
When you purchase BRAUN IRT 6030, it comes with the BRAUN THERMOSCAN EAR THERMOMETER, Protective Case with Lens Filter Storage, 21 Disposable Lens Filters, 2 AA Alkaline Batteries. Owhh yeahhh... Before I've forgotten... ALWAYS REPLACE DISPOSABLE LENS FILTERS TO MAINTAIN ACCURACY AND HYGIENE.
How Do We Use BRAUN THERMOSCAN 5 INFRARED EAR THERMOMETER IRT 6030?
As I mentioned earlier, it is easy to use, as simple as indicated in the below diagram:
1. Remove the thermometer from the proctective case.
2. Press the power button.
3. Attach lens filter.
4. Fit the probe snuggly into ear canal.
5. Press and release the Start button.
6. Temperature displays.
Notice for Temperature Measurement: In case of variance of reading, take the highest temperature as reference.
I would like to talk a bit about the Disposable Lens which known as LF40 BRAUN DISPOSABLE LENS FILTER.
For more accurate and more hygienic temperature monitoring, Braun disposable filters enable accurate and hygienic temperature taking. It’s important that Braun ThermoScan® lens filter on the temperature sensor is replaced every time a reading is taken. Disposable lens filters ensure hygienic use without having to clean or disinfect the sensor and virtually eliminate contamination. What’s more, fitting a new Braun lens filter each time ensures that dirt or ear wax don’t build up and clog the sensor window, which could lead to inaccurate temperature readings. Braun lens filters are designed to fit the Braun range and give total accuracy, unlike generic products which stop the temperature sensor from working properly. Look for the Braun logo on each lens filter to guarantee the most accurate results.
Step 1: Place a new lens cover on the thermometer tip before each measurement.
Step 2: Measure temperature with lens cover fitted on thermometer tip.
Step 3: Throw away the used lens filter after each measurement. Eject it by pressing on the button below the thermometer tip.
The best part of it, no more holding sick children who are shrugging out of your hold whilst you wait for that beep to hurry up. No more inaccurate readings. No more cheap feeling plastic. I am firmly a BRAUN fan and trust BRAUN products as BRAUN has been awarded with several awards such as:
i. My Child Excellence Awards 2015 Silver
ii. Australian Mother & Baby Magazine Awards 2014 Gold
iii. Australian Mother & Baby Magazine Awards 2013 Bronze
iv. Korean Consumer Loving Brand 2015
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