Is Vicks thermometer accurate?
With its wide screen display and Fever InSight® feature, the Vicks® SpeedReadTM Digital Thermometer makes taking your temperature fast, safe, and comfortable. Fast reading time of 8 seconds* In laboratory research, professional accuracy is +/-0.2° F.
How do I calibrate my Vicks thermometer?
Stir in a little clean water until the glass is fully filled. Allow three minutes before inserting the thermometer’s sensor into the ice-filled bath. Check that the thermometer reads 32°F after around thirty seconds. Whether it does, it is accurate; if it does not, it needs to be calibrated.
Do you add a degree to Vicks thermometer?
The temperature of the rectal cavity is typically 1 degree higher than the temperature of the underarm (axillary cavity). Before using, keep in mind that your Vicks digital thermometer is a three-in-one thermometer that can be used for oral, rectal, or underarm usage.
How do you unlock a Vicks thermometer?
Cover the thermometer’s tip with a probe cover, then push the triangular power button next to the screen. As a test, the thermometer will beep and show a series of numbers, but after about five seconds, the letter “L” will appear on the screen, indicating that the thermometer is ready to take a reading.
Is 99 a fever?
The well-known temperature of 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit is a natural temperature measured by mouth. In other words, a temperature of 100 degrees in the mouth just before bedtime may be considered natural. A 99-degree axillary temperature in the morning could signal the start of a fever.” A fever is described as a temperature of more than 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit.
What does M mean on Vicks thermometer?
When the power is turned off, press and hold the On/Off button for 4 seconds, then release the button and press the button to change the temperature from °C to °F or °F to °C. The thermometer enters the ready-for-measurement mode after 3 seconds of inactivity.