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  • Why choose a Braun digital thermometer? 

    Braun thermometers are designed to work safely and effectively with the human body. They’re made using the Braun patented Age Precision® technology meaning the temperature of your child can be interpreted even more accurately based on their age with age adjustable fever guidance. The Braun Age Precision® thermometers are suitable for the whole family, so they can be used with both newborns and adults. 

    The Braun thermometer range includes forehead thermometers, ear thermometers or traditional digital thermometers, so the choice is yours. They deliver readings fast and accurately. Convenient to use, some are even no-contact thermometers, and many of the Braun’s digital thermometers have an inbuilt memory system so that readings can be recorded for later use, which can help when consulting a healthcare professional. 

  • Can I use the thermometer on my child?

    Using an ear thermometer, such as a Braun ThermoScan® or a traditional forehead digital thermometer on your child allows for a quick and convenient reading. Your child can be given complete comfort especially if you choose a non-contact device such as the Braun No touch + touch forehead thermometer as it can even be used while they sleep.  

    The Braun ThermoScan® offer age-specific guidance for fever readings to give peace of mind for the whole family. It is built with Age Precision® technology which takes your child’s age into account when reading their temperature. The Braun ThermoScan® can be used on any age, including newborns and infants so it can be a perfect choice for your child. 

    Whichever thermometer you choose, always check the packaging and any instructions to make sure you’re using the thermometer correctly and always clean the device after use.  

  • What is Age Precision® technology?

    Age Precision® technology takes away the guesswork from temperature measurement. Clinical research shows that the definition of fever changes as newborns grow into little children, and little children grow into adults.* When a newborn has a fever, it can be the same as a four-year-old having a normal temperature.** Braun has developed this simple and easy to use Age Precision® technology which helps to interpret your baby or child’s temperature more confidently based on their age.  

  • Why choose Braun Thermoscan® 7 with Age Precision® ear thermometer?

    The Braun ThermoScan® 7 with Age Precision® ear thermometer is a great choice of thermometer if you’re looking for a quick, easy and gentle way to measure your temperature. The Braun ear thermometer has many benefits including:

    • Age adjustable fever guidance with unique Age Precision® technology
    • A colour-coded display for easier interpretation of results
    • A wide-angle probe which helps when measuring newborns temperature and to provide accurate measurements
    • A patented pre-warmed tip to ensure reliable measurements
    • ExacTemp® stability indicator which ensures stable positioning before taking a measurement
    • Backlit display so it can be used in the dark
    • Stores the last 9 temperature readings
    • Disposable Braun hygiene probe caps to avoid cross contamination and promote hygiene
  • How do I use Braun ThermoScan® in ear thermometer range?

    The Braun ThermoScan® 7 with Age Precision® thermometer is a hygienic and convenient way to accurately measure your temperature. Follow the steps below to measure your reading correctly: 

    1. Make sure a new, clean hygiene cap is in place before each measurement. 
    2. Place the ear probe snugly in the ear canal and direct it towards the opposite temple. 
    3. Keep the thermometer steady in the ear canal. 
    4. Take a measurement by pressing the "measurement" button. 
    5. Dispose of the used hygiene cap. 

    Before use, remember to check the instructions included with the device. 

  • Why choose Braun No touch + touch forehead thermometer with Age Precision®?

    The Braun No touch + touch thermometer is quick and easy to use and has many benefits including: 

    • Only taking a couple of seconds with colour coded temperature guidance 
    • Silent mode for using thermometer without a sound - great to avoid waking a sleeping child 
    • Positioning guidance system which helps get accurate readings 
    • Colour coded temperature guidance shows green, yellow and red back light to help distinguish if there is a fever present at a glance 
    • Has a touch and no touch mode 
  • How do I use a Braun No touch + touch forehead thermometer with Age Precision®?

    This thermometer features age-adjustable fever guidance to take the guesswork out of temperature reading. To ensure accurate results, the thermometer should be in the room where the temperature will be taken for at least 10 minutes, and the person who will have their temperature taken should be in the room for at least 30 minutes before taking a measurement. Remove any hair or sweat on forehead before taking a reading. Then, follow the steps below to take an accurate reading.

    1. Remove protective cap and turn the device on using the ''on/off'' button. 
    2. To use the no touch method - position thermometer 2.5cm away from the forehead. If using the Braun No touch + touch forehead thermometer with Age Precision®, use the proximity sensor and aiming light to measure. Use the same position each time, in the middle of the forehead, in between the eyebrows.

      To use the touch method - position the thermometer on the forehead in between the eyebrows touching the forehead using the proximity sensor and aiming light to guide you. If you are measuring your own temperature, it is recommended to use the “touch” option instead of “no touch” option for convenience purposes.

    3. Keep the head still during measurement and do not move the thermometer during measurement. When ready, press the ‘’temperature’’ button to take a measurement. 

    Before use, please remember to check the instructions included with the device. 

  • How do I measure my blood pressure?

    Measuring your blood pressure can be quick and easy with Braun blood pressure monitors. When monitoring your blood pressure, readings should be taken at the same time of day, under the same conditions using the same arm.   
     
    Measurements should not be taken within 30 minutes of smoking, drinking coffee or tea or any form of exertion as they will factor into the measurement. Therefore, ensure you have at least 5-10 minutes of quiet rest before taking a measurement. If you want to take multiple measurements, wait approximately three minutes between measurements. The left arm is recommended. 

  • How do I use the Braun ExactFit™ blood pressure monitors?

    1. Before taking a reading using a Braun ExactFit™ blood pressure monitor, remove any jewellery or watches, sit down, relax and stay as still as possible. Do not cross your legs and keep your feet flat on the ground. 
    2. When you’re ready, place the cuff on your left arm in direct contact with your skin (cuff must be 2-3 cm above your elbow). 
    3. Make sure the tube is not pinched and is facing in the same direction as your hand and is running over the top of your arm. The cuff should feel tight but comfortable. 
    4. Turn the device on and press the ‘heart’ icon to take a reading.  
    5. The cuff will start to gently inflate. Keep still and do not speak while the reading is being taken.
    6. You can track your results manually using the Braun Healthy Heart app.

    Before use, please remember to check the instructions included with the device.

  • What is a nasal aspirator?

    nasal aspirator is a small suction device that provides support to babies to help clear up the blockage or mucus that has built up in the nose. It helps to comfort the baby as they will naturally be able to breathe more easily. Nasal aspirators are perfectly safe to use and should be used correctly for desired results.  

    The tube is placed into the nostril and it sucks up the mucus which is deposited in a separate container, making it easy to dispose of. Please see the next FAQ to find out how to use the Braun nasal aspirator. Please see instruction leaflet for any further information.  

  • How do I use Braun nasal aspirator 1? 

    Please watch the video below to find out how to use the Braun nasal aspirator

References

*Ipsos, online study among n=801 GPs and Pediatricians in four European markets (n=200 each in GE, UK, FR, NL), fielded in March-May 2020. https://www.braunhealthcare.com/uk_en/catalog/product/view
**Herzog L, Phillips S. Addressing Concerns About Fever. Clinical Pediatrics. 2011; 50(#5): 383-390.