remote reading infrared thermometers

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remote reading infrared thermometers

Postby rosegardener » Fri Aug 27, 2010 5:25 am

a few years ago, i had a mild case of cellulitis on my leg. it went away with antibiotics. i found a great way to monitor whether it was infected, and whether it was getting better by using a remote read thermometer [raytech gun-style like chefs and food safety inspectors on tv use] to take the temperature of the surface of my skin. infected skin is noticeably hotter. these remote read thermometers are great around the house and kitchen, but i have never heard of them used to check for skin infections. by the way, i wouldnt trust it for toes, as your toes could be cold from poor circulation so not register as hot skin. they do sell them for medical use to take forehead temps to check for ordinary fever.
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Re: remote reading infrared thermometers

Postby blubrdfrend » Fri Aug 27, 2010 8:03 pm

What a great idea! Thank you for sharing it. :)
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