Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Exergen Thermometer - Review and Giveaway

Can I just say that I have the opportunity to try the coolest things around?  How amazing is that?  Speaking of amazing, sit back and let me tell you about this ultra cool thermometer...


The Exergen TemporalScanner is an infrared thermometer, that reads a temperature in just two seconds, with a simple swipe across the forehead!  I know... I told you it was cool!

It is so easy to use... just depress and hold the button and then lightly scan across the forehead.  A red LED light and soft beep let you know the scan is complete.  It is completely fast and absolutely non-invasive!  The thing I really like about this is I can take my child's temperature when they are asleep, which is a huge blessing when sleep comes so hard for them when they're ill!  I have to giggle though, now that we have this amazing thermometer my kids always want their temperature taken!  I'm happy to oblige!  I feel like Doctor McCoy on Star Trek with this gadget (oops, there's my geeky side showing!)


If you've been to the hospital recently, I bet you've seen one of these babies in action.  Now you can have one in your own home.  Wal-mart, Walgreens, Costco, Sam's Club, Babies 'R Us, and Toys 'R Us are currently carrying these (to name just a few places).

Along with all the fun things this season brings, are a few not-so-fun things... like cold and flu season.  How handy to have the Exergen TemporalScanner in your home.  We have already had the flu here (thankfully just a mild case) but this thermometer was wonderful to have.  My kids actually let me take their temperature with no complaining (like I said, they ask for it all the time), but more importantly, I knew I was getting an accurate reading.  Tests show that using the Exergen is a much more accurate reading than taking the temperature any other way, including oral, rectal, tympanic (in the ear) and under the arm (axillary).  Can't beat that!

This really is a wonderful thermometer and I'm thrilled to have one in my home.  Now, I hope you're sitting down because.... wait for it..... You have the opportunity to win one for yourself!  How completely cool is that?!

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Contest ends on Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010.  Winner will be selected randomly from all correct entries.  The winner will be notified by email and has 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.  This contest is open to residents of the US, 18 years and older.  The winner will be notified by email and the prize will be shipped directly from the sponsor.

Congratulations to Cynthia, who is the winner of this giveaway!  Thanks to all who entered!

Disclosure:  I was generously given a product and offered a giveaway for the purpose of a review.  The opinions expressed are all my own, and free of charge!

144 Responses to "Exergen Thermometer - Review and Giveaway"

McKim Says :
November 16, 2010 at 8:44 PM

I have individual packets of sanitary wipes and small packets of kleenex that each of the kids keep in their backpacks so they have them available at school.

Shan Says :
November 17, 2010 at 4:43 AM

I try to make sure we are bundled up when it is cold out
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sweepmom Says :
November 17, 2010 at 4:45 AM

I wash my hands often and keep hand sanitizer in my purse and car for when I can't wash with soap and water.

Lim Says :
November 17, 2010 at 8:18 AM

If your throat feels tingly or sore, gargle with warm salt water. Oh, and invest in a nice warm pair of slippers!

Mom2anutball Says :
November 17, 2010 at 10:38 AM

We get flu shots and use a ton of hand sanitizer. We also wash our hands a lot.

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November 17, 2010 at 10:38 AM

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November 17, 2010 at 10:38 AM

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dawns41 Says :
November 17, 2010 at 1:17 PM

Wash your hands often and eat healthy. Get plently of Vitamin C and water.
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turboterp Says :
November 19, 2010 at 7:24 AM

I carry hand sanitizer with me everywhere! It's amazingly effective based on last winter's results in my family.
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ohkeeka Says :
November 20, 2010 at 1:42 PM

Washing your hands and doing it for a sufficient amount of time is probably the most important thing you can do to prevent colds and flu!

Melodic Mom Says :
November 20, 2010 at 4:45 PM

I always wash my hands like crazy. And if my baby does get sick, I make sure to keep her home from playdates for a full week so she doesn't spread anything.

Jen @ GBG Says :
November 20, 2010 at 9:01 PM

We deal with cold and flu season by constantly reminding the kids how important it is to wash their hands. We also use those disenfecting wipes on the carts at the grocery store.

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November 20, 2010 at 9:02 PM

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November 20, 2010 at 9:02 PM

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November 20, 2010 at 9:03 PM

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Debbie C Says :
November 21, 2010 at 4:23 AM

My tip is to not only use alcohol hand gels but also use baby wipes with that hand gel or even soak them in alcohol and put them in a plastic baggie to carry with you. Having a wipe increases the chance you will remove the germs and viruses and you can also use it to wipe things like grocery cart handles.

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November 21, 2010 at 4:24 AM

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Linda Says :
November 21, 2010 at 9:58 AM

We try not to get colds and flu, by eating right, drinking plenty of liquids and getting plenty of rest.
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November 21, 2010 at 9:59 AM

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debbie Says :
November 21, 2010 at 1:10 PM

We get our shots, wash our hands alot. We also increase our intake of vitamin D. It has been proven to fight the flu.(And the flu season should be pretty bad this year. There is another brand new flu strain, that is looking like it might hit us.)
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denyse Says :
November 21, 2010 at 5:13 PM

We all get the flu shot. I also make home made chicken noodel and cream of turkey soup.

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Michele Says :
November 21, 2010 at 7:44 PM

Thank you for the giveaway. Handwashing and lysol wipes are a big thing in this house. I purchased the no touch lysol soap dispensers.
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cindiizzy Says :
November 22, 2010 at 7:40 AM

I sent a friend request on FB.

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samf36 Says :
November 22, 2010 at 8:34 AM

We wash , wash , wash our hand many times a day.

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Super Blogger Girl! Says :
November 22, 2010 at 10:10 AM

I always have hand sanitizer everywhere and I try to teach my kids to cough into their elbows, lol.

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Ceinwyn R Says :
November 22, 2010 at 1:01 PM

First and foremost I deal with flu season by getting my flu shot! I don't want to expose my little one since he is too young to have his flu shot. Other than that I simply wash my hands frequently, especially at work where sick clients come in regardless of how they feel and my boss hacks all over the files.

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November 22, 2010 at 2:58 PM

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T prevent colds and flus not only do I wash my hands frequently but I take echinacea and vitamin C daily to boost my immune system
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kygirl Says :
November 22, 2010 at 4:23 PM

I have the kids wash their hands often and I use lysol spray alot.

kygirl Says :
November 22, 2010 at 4:24 PM

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Erin E Says :
November 22, 2010 at 7:43 PM

Keep a little bottle of hand-sanitizer in your purse, especially during cold and flu season. Thank you for the lovely giveaway.
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November 22, 2010 at 7:44 PM

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November 22, 2010 at 7:44 PM

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November 22, 2010 at 7:44 PM

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Kate Says :
November 22, 2010 at 8:10 PM

I wash those hands, whenever it is reasonable ;) We teach teh whole family to do the same.

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cpullum Says :
November 22, 2010 at 8:34 PM

Humidifier is a very helpful in the healing process and white tea!
Carla
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luckycat1818 Says :
November 22, 2010 at 9:15 PM

We try to wash our hands more frequently. We also try to disinfect commonly used areas more often such as telephones, door knobs, and keyboards.

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November 22, 2010 at 9:15 PM

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Crystal Says :
November 22, 2010 at 10:44 PM

To prevent illness we do a lot of hand washing and coughing/sneezing into our sleeves. Once sickness strikes lots and lots of chicken soup and hot tea with honey.

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November 22, 2010 at 10:44 PM

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November 22, 2010 at 10:45 PM

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tdean30 Says :
November 22, 2010 at 10:46 PM

If you have kids as soon as they walk in the door after school make them go and wash their hands. They pick up a lot of germs at school.

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Alison Says :
November 22, 2010 at 11:36 PM

We wash our hands often. We have twin boys that are immunocompromised, so we take this seriously. We wash our hands before/after we eat, when we get home from where ever we went, we keep wipes in the car for wiping hands when we can't wash, etc.!

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November 22, 2010 at 11:38 PM

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lrlucky7 Says :
November 22, 2010 at 11:55 PM

I use hand sanitizer every time I go out in public. For example, touching a Walmart cart, going to the bathroom, opening a door. I'm not obsessive, but I make sure I use some before I eat. Thanks!

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hity88 Says :
November 23, 2010 at 12:00 AM

Avoid touching germy surfaces and keep hands away from mouth, nose and eyes.

Chrystal Says :
November 23, 2010 at 3:21 AM

I make sure to take my Vitamin C everyday to fight off colds and flu.

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November 23, 2010 at 3:22 AM

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November 23, 2010 at 3:22 AM

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hammielover1 Says :
November 23, 2010 at 3:52 AM

I tell my kids if they have to sneeze, don't use their hands to cover their mouths if they are not carrying tissues. I tell them to use the crook of their arms (right above the elbow).

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melissa Says :
November 23, 2010 at 4:34 AM

Lots of handwashing, and the kids take hand sanitizer to school.
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Susanmeep Says :
November 23, 2010 at 6:43 AM

we make sure we always wash our hands! suelee1998 @ gmail.com

degood Says :
November 23, 2010 at 6:59 AM

As the mom of four kids, I worry about them passing germs back and forth all the time so I make sure they eat healthy, take daily vitamins and wash their hands frequently.

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November 23, 2010 at 7:01 AM

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November 23, 2010 at 7:02 AM

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Becky Says :
November 23, 2010 at 8:18 AM

Short of barring anyone who is ill from coming into my house, we wash our hands a lot and make sure that we take a daily multivitamin..

mail4rosey Says :
November 23, 2010 at 8:25 AM

We keep medicine on hand and other comfort aids, such as the hot water bottle, the Vicks, and the children's Menthol rub (in cherry so it doesn't burn). We also make sure the medicines are up to date and not expired.

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Carolyn Says :
November 23, 2010 at 9:09 AM

I have to rec the netti pot. Or anything similar that washes out your sinus passageways. There's actually science behind it, not only for treating symptoms but it actually helps prevent colds int he first place!

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Bekah Says :
November 23, 2010 at 9:42 AM

Like alot of people, I also wash my hands a lot!
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Anonymous Says :
November 23, 2010 at 9:52 AM

Wah Hands, Sanitizer etc BUT the most important is if you are not feeling well STAY AWAY FROM OTHERS to not spread more germs!

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OutnumberedMama Says :
November 23, 2010 at 10:23 AM

make sure the kids are getting all their vitamins
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Julie Says :
November 23, 2010 at 10:24 AM

Wash our hands and eat healthy
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kathy pease Says :
November 23, 2010 at 10:54 AM

we keep hand sanitizer in the kitchen and bathroom and i even have my son carry a small one in his backpack

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November 23, 2010 at 10:56 AM

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~*~lilshuga2001~*~ Says :
November 23, 2010 at 11:02 AM

We wash our hands ALOT! And if we are not near a sink we are always GERM X'ing! :)

Ardy22 Says :
November 23, 2010 at 11:43 AM

My tip is to minimize your exposure to crowds

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November 23, 2010 at 11:44 AM

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Lori Says :
November 23, 2010 at 12:39 PM

We drink a lot of liquids and take Emergen-C to help us get plenty of vitamins and boost our energy.

Bakersdozen Says :
November 23, 2010 at 1:30 PM

I have my kids wash their hands and I try to clean common objects, such as doorknobs, often. vidomich(at)yahoo(dot)com

Gianna Says :
November 23, 2010 at 2:02 PM

I just make sure everyone is being clean, washing hands, staying away from sickies.

FDP 4 Life Says :
November 23, 2010 at 3:13 PM

we try to keep the house clean and germ free by using disinfectant regularly
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carolpie Says :
November 23, 2010 at 5:33 PM

Take our vitamins, eat well, exercise. If one of us gets sick I quarantine them if possible and get their food for them. I just read to use peroxide in each ear and leave it in there for 5-10 minutes and it helps you get well quicker.

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Nicole Greene Says :
November 23, 2010 at 5:52 PM

I wash my hands like crazy, take daily vitamins, and when I'm not near water I use antibacterial gel!

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November 23, 2010 at 5:53 PM

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ShesAnAngel Says :
November 23, 2010 at 6:20 PM

My tip would be try to avoid getting sick in the first place, use lots of hand sanitizer and wash your hands when you can...

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November 23, 2010 at 6:22 PM

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November 23, 2010 at 6:22 PM

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outtherebear Says :
November 23, 2010 at 6:37 PM

Sterlin Says

Catch a cold fast and you pass it faster, zinc always works, and plenty of rest

outtherebear Says :
November 23, 2010 at 6:38 PM

Sterlin Says
Catch a cold fast and you pass it by faster, zinc always works for me and rest.

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SCMOMOF2BOYS Says :
November 23, 2010 at 6:44 PM

We wash our hands or use hand sanitizer religiously.
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Anonymous Says :
November 23, 2010 at 7:23 PM

Keep Pedalyte on hand as it helps to keep your little ones hydrated when they are ill.

Thanks,
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jlafount Says :
November 23, 2010 at 8:24 PM

Drink insane amounts of fluid and use a nasal irrigation device to keep the old nose breathing freely

Beverly Sadler Says :
November 23, 2010 at 8:25 PM

Keep the kids HOME when they are sick so they don't spread it to others!!!

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November 23, 2010 at 8:26 PM

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November 23, 2010 at 8:27 PM

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Steph S Says :
November 23, 2010 at 8:31 PM

We make sure to wash our hands often and carry hand sanitizer with us in public places.


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mhuson Says :
November 23, 2010 at 9:00 PM

Wash hands, wash hands, wash hands. Hand sanitizer, teach to cough to elbow, and wash hands.

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