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Braun Ear Thermoscan
Not at all: Braun ear is inaccurate for several reasons 1 it must point directly to canal can't because can't see thru 2 wax won't let light thru tried it with compare rectal and could not get any compare higher or lower best is rectal next is temporal (not expensive) another advise if child has fever always take temp before medication so md can be informed when exam helps dx. ...Read more
Good: Used properly, that particular scanner is actually quite accurate . The gold standard is still a rectal temperature, but we know how easy this is on a two year old! things that may affect it's accuracy a little bit are if ear canal completely plugged with wax or icky debris from an infection. ...Read more
What is normal ear temp range while pregnant. I have a thermoscan. What min ear temp is considered fever for me?
98.6 degree F (37.0): Normal body temps are close to 98.6 degrees fahrenheit. (37.0 degrees centigrade). Ear temperatures are usually a 1/2 or 1 degree lower than normal and fevers are usually described as > 100.4 f (>38.0 c). Contact your doc if your temp is over 101 & especially (since it's flu season) if you also have cough, ha, or sore throat. Anti-viral meds are helpful especially if you test pos for swine flu. ...Read more
What is normal ear temp while pregnant? I have a thermoscan that reads 100f but can't tell if that's a fever. Ear temp should be higher than oral
I have noticed that my ear thermometer by braun always seems to read a degree or so higher than my digital. Is this generally the case?
See your doctor: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all of the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. ...Read more
Full feeling ears: Nasal congestion for a cold or nasal allergy symptoms, fluid in the ears, airplane descent or descent from high altitude, are some of the things that can make the ears full. There is physics involved, but simply put, ear feel full or plugged when the eustachian tube that is responsible for equalizing pressure between the middle ear space and the "outside" fails to do so for some reason or other. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Possible infection?: If this is something that is new for you it sounds it might be associated with an infection especially if you have discharge and/or pain associated. Get seen by a doctor in order to take a look and final diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
Tinnitus.: Didn't see your age or whether this is one sided, but....It needs explanation. Most tinnitus is bilateral and associated with significant noise exposure and age. Some medications can cause this but again both sides. See your doc and have an audiogram. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on cause: Ear clogging is a very common symptom and can be due to problems in either the outer, middle or inner ear. The most common outer ear issue is wax, the most common middle ear issue is fluid and the most common inner ear issue is high frequency hearing loss. Wax can be cleared with softening drops and gentle irrigation. Fluid can be cleared by holding your nose and blowing. If no help see an ent. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
TINNITUS(RINGING EAR: It can be caused by several medical conditions and you need to check with your doctor , following common conditions allergies, ear infections, hearing loss, wxcessive wax, brain or head injury, stress, hypothyroidism, lyme disease, TMJ disfunction, high blood pressure, meniers disease, otosclerosis, and poor circulation. ...Read more