Exergen TemporalScanner takes the fear out of fevers - Review and giveaway [CLOSED]

When my girls were babies, one of the scariest things I faced was having to take their temperature when they seemed to have a fever of any degree. I was scared to death my wriggly and unhappy little babe would surely bust of a thermometer I'd placed in her bum rendering her far worse off than she'd have been if I'd been a bad mom and ignored her feverish cries.

Shew. I'm so glad those days are over. If only I'd had an Exergen Temporal Artery Thermometer back then. I recently received free for review an Exergen TemporalScanner, and the high-tech temperature taker is surely a must-have for any mother. Including grandmothers, as they will undoubtedly come in handy any time a visiting—or resident—child seems to have a fever of even the slightest degree.

The Exergen TemporalScanner allows a parent or grandparent (or any adult, for that matter) to simply stroke a child's forehead with the gadget to accurately gauge a body temperature within literally seconds. Two seconds. Without having to stick anything of any sort in any orifice. Not in a bum, not in a mouth, not even in an ear.

The Exergen TemporalScanner is the home version of those used in hospitals and doctors' offices. It gauges body temperature by capturing the heat emitted from skin over the temporal artery, which runs across the forehead and is directly connected to the heart via the carotid artery.

Not only is the Exergen safe, quick, easy, and non-invasive, it's accurate. Plus, the Exergen TemporalScanner will identify a rapidly changing temperature far sooner than a rectal thermometer, which can be vital, especially considering the lag time for a rectal reading could be 60-90 minutes on infants and children up to age 12, and up to several hours on an adult.

Not that I want my grandsons to be ill any time they visit my house, but next time they seem feverish or out of sorts while here, I'll be happy to take their temperature with the Exergen TemporalScanner. And they will surely be happy to never have to undergo a thermometer up the bum, at grandma's or at home.

The Exergen TemporalScanner—named one of the smartest products of the decade by Inc. Magazine—is a great gadget for grandparents and every household to have on hand, as it works not only on children, but adults, too. It's also a super gift idea. The scanner retails for $99 and is available at Wal-Mart, Walgreens, Costco, Babies R Us, Toys R Us and Sam's Clubs nationwide. For more information, visit www.exergen.com.

Thanks to a generous offer from the Exergen folks, I'm giving away to one lucky reader an Exergen TemporalScanner ($99 value) to keep for themselves or to give to a loved one as a gift. Simply follow the Rafflecopter instructions below to be entered. Entries accepted through 12:01 a.m. EST, Sept. 19. One winner will be drawn Sept. 19 and immediately notified by email for shipping information as prize will be mailed directly from an Exergen representative.

Disclosure: I received the featured product free for review, as well as the offer of one free product for giveaway. Opinions are my own.

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