All Omron probe covers and lens covers are latex free. For hygienic purposes we recommend applying a new probe cover each time you use your thermometer.
Wipe the casing with a soft dry cloth to clean the body of the thermometer. Never use any abrasive type cleaners or submerge the thermometer in water or any other liquids. Do not expose the thermometer to extreme temperatures, humidity, direct sunlight or shock. Always store your thermometer in a clean, dry place at room temperature.
Fingerprints, ear wax or dirt will impede the accuracy of the thermometer. The Safety Probe Lens may be gently cleaned with a soft cotton cloth moistened with alcohol. Do not use a paper towel. The fibers in the paper towel may scratch the Safety Probe Lens. Allow forty- five minutes for the Safety Probe Lens to dry completely before attaching the Protective Storage Cap. Always attach a clean Lens Cover and the Protective Storage Cap to the thermometer when not in use.
The Omron Instant Ear Thermometer detects the infrared heat given off by the eardrum and surrounding tissues. It converts this heat into an equivalent oral temperature in one second.
Measurement methods are Axillary, Ear, Oral and Rectal. The core temperature, or the temperature of the internal organs, is most accurately reflected in a rectal temperature. Different body parts have different temperatures. Usual differences are: Axillary 2 degrees F lower than rectal, Ear 1 degree F lower than rectal, Oral 1 degree F lower than rectal, Rectal Base temperature.
Note: Some thermometer models may have the ability to convert to core temperature measurement
The temperature taking technique is the general cause for a low reading. We recommend that you practice using the ear thermometer on yourself and other family members when you are healthy. This will improve your technique and you will feel more confident of the measurement you take when someone is ill. Completely read the instruction manual. A low reading can be caused by an ear infection.
The Omron Instant Ear Thermometer will display this indicator after the On-Measure Button is pushed if the thermometer's own temperature is too cold or too hot to operate. The operating range is 50 to 104 degrees Fahrenheit. Put the thermometer in a room within the operating range. Wait 30 minutes and take the measurement again.
Omron ear thermometers will not operate without the probe cover. The indicator message of PC will appear on the display panel. Attach a clean probe cover. Wait about 10 seconds and take another measurement.
The Omron Instant Ear Thermometer will display the L indicator after the on-measurement button is pushed if the temperature reading is not within the human temperature range of 89.6 to 108.0 degrees Fahrenheit. Make sure the lens cover is properly attached. Carefully insert the safety probe into the ear canal. Retake the measurement.
Temperature ranges vary by age group. The following ranges are based on an oral measurement. The first group, babies and toddlers, ages 0 to 2 years range from 97.5 to 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit. Children age 3 to 10 years range from 97.0 to 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit. Young people and adults age 11 to 65 range from 96.6 to 99.7 degrees Fahrenheit, and adults over the age of 65 range from 96.4 to 99.5 degrees Fahrenheit. Always consult with your healthcare provider for measurement methods and guidelines for when to report a fever.
Fever is the first weapon in the arsenal used when foreign substances invade a body. Chemicals released by the foreign substances stimulate the hypothalamus to increase the body temperature. The hypothalamus is the "thermostat" of the body. The hypothalamus can raise or lower body temperature through chemical signals to other systems to make the changes necessary. A fever is the response to foreign substances, bacteria or viruses in the body. Fever has benefits. The higher body temperature does not allow certain chemicals and nutrients to be available for the bacterial or virus to exist and/or reproduce. The higher body temperature works with the immune system to fight off infection. Fever is a symptom that should be reported to a health care provider. Each person should find out his or her specific healthcare provider's guidelines for reporting a fever.
The body is made of many systems that work together to provide health, wellness and daily function. When one of these systems is not working together with the others, diseases or a state of illness occurs. The immune system is the "watchdog" of the body. It protects the body from substances that don't belong there. These foreign substances can be bacteria, viruses, or tissue from another person or living thing. An infection occurs when one of these foreign substances has gained entry into someone's body. The hypothalamus directs several different activities when something biochemical or physiologically abnormal is noted. The hypothalamus releases chemicals that increase the body temperature in the presence of infections. We know this process to be called a fever. Other signs of infection can include pain, swelling, heat, redness, abnormal liquid secretions dependent on the type of invading organism and the body part involved. Although the immune system is the body's "watchdog" against infection, contact your doctor at the first signs of infection.
The Omron Instant Ear Thermometer is hospital tested and meets the American Society for Testing and Materials accuracy requirement. For the measurement range of 98.0 degrees to 102.0 degrees F the accuracy is +/- 0.2 degrees F.
Use Gentle Temp Lens Covers MC-505LC. Each package contain 40 lens covers. The MC-505LC Lens Cover is used with thermometer model numbers MC-505 and MC-509.
Omron ear thermometers use one 3V lithium battery. The battery type is CR2032.
The Omron Instant Ear Thermometer is less threatening to a child than a rectal thermometer. It's faster, safer and easier to use than an oral thermometer. Measurements can even be taken while a child is sleeping. For adults, the Omron Instant Ear Thermometer offers fast convenient, accurate readings without the wait of a conventional thermometer.