Differences Between Disposable General Purpose Temperature Probe and Skin Temperature Probe
(Rectal Temperature and Axillary Temperature)
Disposable temperature probe can be used for measuring the body temperature. The three most common types are disposable skin temperature probe, disposable general purpose temperature probe and disposable tympanic temperature probe.
The doctor or nurse always used those temperature probes to measure the temperature of axillary, rectum and ear canal respectively.
This article will be discussing the main differences between the axillary and rectal temperatures, also the measuring tools---disposable skin temperature probe and disposable general purpose (rectal) temperature probe.
The primary differences between axillary and rectal temperatures are the measuring method, the measuring time and the measuring area.
When you need to know the axillary temperature, you just need to place the skin temperature probe under the armpits of a person, and then you may need to wait for about 7-10 minute before the temperature reading becomes stable.
In fact, axillary temperature is influenced by the external environment and the area of contact is close or not.
When you need to know a more accurate body temperature, rectal temperature will be the preferred choice. Rectal temperature probe should be put into the human’s body and it has to remain for about 5minute, then you will get the readings of rectal temperature.
The disposable general purpose temperature probe also can be used for measuring the esophageal and nasal temperature besides rectal temperature. As everyone knows that the temperature of body cavity can stand for body core temperature in most situations.
In addition, disposable skin temperature probe only can be used on patient’s skin surface, such as forehead and armpit.
Despite the fact that rectal temperature is more accurate than axillary temperature, when the doctor needs to know the temperature of a new born or infant, it is difficult and dangerous to take the rectal temperature with an infant.
These are the main differences between axillary and rectal temperature, also some basic information about disposable temperature probes. If you want to get more information about temperature probe, click here to know more and order Exsense Medical disposable temperature probe.