Is Vicks thermometer accurate?
The Vicks® SpeedRead™ Digital Thermometer with large screen display, and Fever InSight® feature makes taking temperature fast, easy and comfortable.
Features: Fast 8 second reading* Professional Accuracy: +/-0.2° F in laboratory testing.
How do I calibrate my Vicks thermometer?
Add a little clean water until the glass is full and stir. Wait for about three minutes before inserting the sensor on the thermometer into the ice-filled water. Wait for about thirty seconds and check that the thermometer reads 32°F. If it does, then it is accurate, but if not, it requires calibration.
Do you add a degree to Vicks thermometer?
A rectal temperature is generally 1 degrees higher and an underarm (axillary) temperature will be 1 degrees lower. Before use: Your Vicks digital thermometer is a 3-in-1 thermometer for oral, rectal, or underarm use.
How do you unlock a Vicks thermometer?
Place a probe cover over the tip of the thermometer, then press the triangular power button next the screen. The thermometer will beep and show a series of numbers as a test, but within approximately five seconds, the letter “L” will appear on the screen to indicate the thermometer is ready to read a temperature.
Is 99 a fever?
The well-known 98.6 degrees, is a normal temperature taken by mouth. ”In other words, an oral temperature of 100 degrees just before bedtime may actually be normal. An axillary temperature of 99 degrees in the morning may be the start of a fever.” Anything over 100.4 degrees F is considered a fever.
What does M mean on Vicks thermometer?
When the power is off, press and hold the On/Off button for 4 seconds, when the “M” symbol disappears, release the button and press the button to switch from °C to °F or °F to °C . After 3 seconds idle, the thermometer enters into the ready-for-measurement mode.