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What is a fever?

Fever is a defence mechanism the body uses to fight infections, and is therefore frequently associated with childhood illnesses.A body temperature that is consistently above the normal temperature range is called a fever.

Why measure in the ear?

The ear canal is the best site to measure a fever because of its close proximity to the eardrum, which shares the blood supply of the brain’s temperature control centre. This site allows for a more accurate reflection of the body’s core temperature.

Does my child have fever?

Clinical research shows that the definition of fever changes with a child’s age. What is fever in a newborn can be a normal temperaturein a four year old.

That’s why Braun developed the ThermoScan® 7 ear thermometer with unique AgeSmart™ technology, allowing you to select the age category of your child to help ensure the fever definition is as accurate as possible.