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Monday, April 6, 2009

Exergen TemporalScanner - Review and Giveaway

My son has never been seriously ill, which I am grateful for. There have been a few times, however, when he's caught whatever bug that's been going around and has felt hot and feverish. The thermometer I had did not provide much help in recording his temperature. He's extremely squirmy, so trying to hold it under his arm or his tongue was out of the question. And taking a rectal temperature...well, I don't even want to go there. So basically, I was left just assuming that yes, he had a fever but hopefully it wasn't that bad. Not too comforting, if you ask me.

Family Review Network brought my attention to the Exergen TemporalScanner. This is an infrared thermometer designed to measure body temperature by taking a reading from the temporal artery. The infrared sensor registers body temperature to within +0.2 degrees Fahrenheit. Sliding the thermometer straight across the forehead results in a highly accurate reading within two seconds.

I tested this out on my son, the wiggle worm. I simply pressed the "scan" button, slid the thermometer across his forehead and a beep two seconds later indicated that I was done. He squirmed of course, but by the time he wiggled free I already had the reading (which was normal, thank goodness). I really appreciate how simple, gentle, and non invasive the Exergen TemporalScanner is. I feel safe knowing that I have a reliable way of recording body temperature in my possession, that works on adults as well as children. You can read more about this thermometer and where to buy it here.

WANT TO WIN? One winner will receive an Exergen TemporalScanner. To enter, leave a relevant comment on this post prior to Monday, April 13th at Midnight. Please include your email address. Winner must provide a U.S. mailing address.

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180 comments :

  1. Mary
    zenrei57 (at) hotmail (dot) com

    I like that the Exergen temporalscanner is NON-invasive and fast!

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  2. Awesome! I've always wanted one but never could justify the money.

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  3. I love that it's not invasive and has accurate readings. This would be great to use on my two kids.

    samsakara@twcny.rr.com

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  4. I've been wanting one of these because the oral ones are so annoying (and bad for the environment).
    meredycat*lycos*com

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  5. This is such a good idea. I'm a student nurse who just completed peds clinicals and wow, getting some kids temps is such a tricky issue. You'd think an oral thermometer was a hot poker, and, well, we just won't even get into the OTHER options for taking temp...

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  6. love that adults and children can use, and that its simple and easy to use

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  7. This would make taking my little one's temperature so much easier. No more wriggling away.

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  8. Great item make for easy check of temp. Good for when they are sleeping and you do not want to wake them up.

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  9. Perfect thermometer! I have an ear thermometer but I'm never too sure of its reading because each ear will be something different. Thanks for the chance to win this one :)

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  10. when my son had rsv this would have come in so handy, he had his temp taken every hour and he hated it!!!


    jennifer.lleras@gmail.com

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  11. What could be better for squirming munchkins than a non-invasive, accurate thermometer like this

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  12. I love that it works so fast and is so accurate. Thanks for the chance.

    sweetascandy579 at yahoo dot com

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  13. I love how quick and easy this is to use. Thanks!

    kport207 at gmail dot com

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  14. I think these are super cool and great to have - especially with small children. Thanks!

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  15. Looking 4 something like this that gives accurate quick readings
    pkbailey@charter.net

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  16. it's not invasive and has accurate readings mverno@roadrunner.com

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  17. Little boy had fever last week and so done with rectal temp taking. Hope to have this beauty when the next fever rolls in.
    tvollowitz at aol dot com

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  18. Our doc uses one and it would be great to have one at home too.

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  19. ooh, wouldn't it be great to own and use this modern device instead of a mercury thermometer!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  20. They used one of these on my daughter at the hospital recently, and I couldn't believe how fast and easy it was! I'd love to have one at home.

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  21. I don't even ahve a thermometer. This seems the best one to get!

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  22. This is a wonderful item. When a child is unwell and usually cranky, you can take their temperature without a battle, what a great idea.

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  23. My children are grown and gone but I remember when they were sick and taking their temperature was tricky - the kids certainly didn't cooperate. Here you don't need their cooperation and in a wink, it's done! Would love to have one for when the grandkids are here.
    elyaklang@hotmail.com

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  24. I wish they had this around when my kids were little. Thank God it's here in time for my grandbabies.

    teechbiz at gmail dot com

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  25. I like that it scans a thousand times a second

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  26. I've heard great things about this thermometer!

    jessicabcote@gmail.com

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  27. I'm all for not having to try to take the temperature of a squirming child. I could really use this.

    Ellen
    eering99@hotmail.com

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  28. It would be great to have a thermometer that would do the job without disturbing the child.

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  29. Greatg thatg it can do the job without the child being disturbed. That means a lot.

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  30. using a normal oral thermometer is such a pain for youngsters, i think this would really help

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  31. OK, I've enter almost all the contests you have. I would like to win this one...hehehe.

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  32. This looks so great! My daughter runs everytime I try to get her temp, this would help us sooo much! Thanks for the chance! hawkgirl_16 {at} hotmail {dot} com

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  33. Love that this is noninvasive! Gr3eat for kiddos!

    Thanks for entering me! Great Contest!

    Janna Johnson
    janna@FeedYourPigBlog.com
    www.FeedYourPigBlog.com

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  34. My son just doesn't understand the concept of taking his temp. I have to pin him down kicking and screaming and thats not fun!!

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  35. we would love an easier way to take temps at our house!!

    autumn398 (at) yahoo.com

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  36. I like the fact that you don't have to wake your child up from a sound sleep to take his temp, just place it on his forehead.

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  37. This would make taking my daughter's temp much easier and I would feel more confident that it is correct
    yzgirl4[at]verizon[dot]net

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  38. I've given up even trying to take temperatures but this sounds like a good product to be able to accomplish it.

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  39. I love that it is noninvasive, fast and very accurate. With 3 adults and 2 children , who tend to get sick one after the other this would make life much easier.

    dove42(at)comcast(dot)net

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  40. I like how accurate this is and how it is non invasive. Sick children don't need stress. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  41. My boys fight to the end when I try to take their temperature. This just makes it look so easy!

    pamela.callahan@sbcglobal.net

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  42. This would be much better than the traditional thing I'm using.

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  43. I am having really a tough time with my elder daughter who is 6 but scared to death when it comes to temp measurement and eating tylenol. Having this thermometer handy, will make life much easier.thanks
    herry123_us@live.com

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  44. I would love to win this for my granddaughter to use with her new baby.

    clynsg at yahoo.com

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  45. I love that you get an accurate ready with one swipe across the forehead

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  46. Every home with a child should have one of these.

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  47. I would love one of these, as my daughter hates the oral thermometer when she is sick. Thanks!

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  48. Our ear thermometer is never accurate. I'd love this!

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  49. This would have been so nice to have when my kiddos were sick last week! :-)

    khmorgan_00 [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  50. I would love to win this so I could give it to my dughter who has two little ones.
    lgrieser(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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  51. A non-invasive thermometer is awesome!

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  52. This is an awesome prize. Every household should have one.
    john ferris
    guapo1317@live.com

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  53. I like that it is fast as well as accurate. I could definitely use this for my wiggly 15 month old. Thanks for the chance to win!

    sueellison@hcecwildblue.com

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  54. my pediatrician uses this type of thermometer and I've wanted one ever since

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  55. I love that they are non-invasive!

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  56. My daughter gets super high temperatures--usually between 104 and 105--and usually in the middle of the night. They have to be carefully monitored. This would make it so much easier and less intrusive.
    Jennifer, jennem22 at yahoo dot com
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  57. My husband has a hearing loss in the high range frequency and can't hear the beeping sound of the regular digital thermometers and can't tell when they are working or done. This would be great for him.

    dvillelaw[at]gmail[dot]com

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  58. this would be a wonderful thing to win.

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  59. This would be great to have around the house - I love how easy it is!

    Tarah
    tarah716[at]ymail.com

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  60. I think my hubby could use this

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  61. I would love to be able to take my sons temp without enduring a wrestling match, and this is the answer.

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  62. I think the accuracy and ease of use sound wonderful.

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  63. Love that it is so easy to use and so accurate.

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  64. I love that it can be done possibly without waking the subject!

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  65. i love that it is non invasive and can even be done while my kids are sleeping

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  66. i love that this is quick and noninvasive.

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  67. OH I want one of these! JUST this morning, my grandchild, two year old- was sick. And even SHE would not hold the thermometer in her mouth. It was useless! Exergen ROCKs. Jacklver@yahoo.com

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  68. This would be great to take the temperature of a sleeping child!
    smchester at gmail dot com

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  69. I'd love to try anything that's accurate and doesn't require a rectal temp lol!

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  70. Sure beats the ear thermometer I have now which is wildly inaccurate!

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  71. what a great tool to have around! very accurate!

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  72. I love that it's non-invasive, no poking and prodding!

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  73. I really hate holding my 2 year old down while holding a thermometer under his arm. He hates it too. This would be so nice to have.

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  74. I need something this fast for my four year old!

    thanks,

    selinda_mccumbers at yahoo.com

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  75. These are much better than the ear thermometers.

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  76. This would really save time and effort with my newborn! It takes forever to get a rectal temp!

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  77. I love these! They are super easy to use!! Thanks for the chance.
    mogrill@comcast.net

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  78. Wooo Hooo Make me a winner!

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  79. My son gets febrile seizures from his temperature rising high very fast. While at the hospital with him during one the last episodes the nurse used this temporal scanner; we talked about the ease of use and fast reading for the nurses and also the children. The nurse nor myself was not aware that is was on the market for home use. I am excited about this product for parents with sick children. tasardina@yahoo.com

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  80. I love that the Exergen can take the temperature of a sleeping child! That's revolutionary!

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  81. It is so difficult to get my three year old to hold a thermometer in his mouth. I'd love this so that I can actually feel like I'm get an accurate temperature reading! Thanks for the giveaway~

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  82. that can help ease the hassle of having sick kids is a winner in my book. Thanks for the chance

    jason@allworldautomotive.com

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  83. Like being able for everyone in the family to use it, including Grandad

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  84. When my little ones are sick, I have to use the old style thermometer. I could use a new thermometer that would make taking temps so much easier. Thanks for the chance to win an awesome prize.

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  85. I like the accurate readings. I would love to win this for my grandson!

    gjsrjs@sbcglobal.net

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  86. I have a new baby and I'm not used to taking temperatures. This would make it so much easier.

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  87. This looks like it would be much easier to use than a regular thermometer.

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  88. With two wriggly toddlers, I NEED a noninvasive and fast way to take their temps. This would be perfect for that!

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  89. Thank goodness a company has come out with an easy and accurate way to get a temperature from a little one!
    msurosey@yahoo.com

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  90. I would love this Exergen thermometer because I know it is the most accurate.

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  91. I love that is so easy to use and is non-invasive!
    Thanks
    Sarah
    believedreamcourage (at) gmail.com

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  92. I would love to win this. I never end up taking my kids' temps. If their foreheads feel really hot, they've got a fever. I'd love a more accurate method that is still just as easy as feeling the forehead. The exergen temporal scanner sounds amazing.

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  93. Great product, love that it is non invasive, quick, and accurate!

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  94. I would love to win this thermometer since its so accurate

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  95. I like that it is non invasive

    saldridg@hotmail.com

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  96. ooh that would be great! it's non invasive

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  97. It's great that this is a non-invasive product.

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  98. I would love to have this for my daughter! It seems so much easier.

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  99. I have teens and older children with grandchildren. My daughter in law is a first time mother and the first month of my grandsons life she took his temp daily. She carries a thermometer in her purse.
    My daughter who is 17 wants to be a pediatric surgeon and says they learned in her medical skills class that they no longer use rectal or mouth for temps in most medical facilities. So with my grandsons visiting this would be so nice to have at home even my husband could actually read it correctly.
    Thank you

    camper223[at]live[dot]com

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  102. The feature I like most about the TemporalScanner is the fact that it is non-invasive. No orifice required. That to everyone is a big pluss. Thanks for a great giveaway!

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  103. I like that it is non-invasive.

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  104. this is a wonderful item for sick kids ever try to stick a cold thermometer under the arm of a fevered child or an ear thermometer in the ear of a child with an infection.

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  105. Thinking about the technology of this scanner it's really not that expensive. I heard that walmart has them for about 30. I think it's a good value for the money.

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  106. My little one is a squirmer too! So I would love to win the Exergen TemporalScanner! I like that you don't have to poke your kid with it for it to work like other themometers.

    themeimlookingfor at yahoo dot com

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  107. I would love to win one if these to simplify my life when taking my children's tempertaure. It very complicated to hold down my child and take his temperature. Thanks fo rthe giveaway.

    jesskaufman{At}hotmail{dot}com

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  108. I like that these are being sold as being more accurate than other thermometers. I don't like taking temparatures twice and getting wildly different results.

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  109. I love that it is non invasive

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  110. I threw out my cheap thermometers that failed me and got a glass one, with the mercury line in it. I was shaking it to get the line down, and it flew out of my hands and broke in the bathtub! I am currently using my hand to check for fevers!
    harmonden[at]wowway[dot]com

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  111. Much more pleasant for all involved as compared to the rectal variety.

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  112. I love the temporal scanner. It is quick and efficient. mercsmercado@yahoo.com
    Cindi

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  113. I really like the look of the Exergen TemporalScanner and I like the fast and effectiveness. Hope I win. Here is my email address incase I am the lucky one. michellesellpa@yahoo.com. Thank you.

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  114. I sooo want one of these it would definately make taking the kids temperatures easy.

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  115. I take care of my 90 year old father, so I could really use an Exergen TemporalScanner.

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  116. how handy... i never seem to get a good temp reading

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  117. This would be great to have b/c of the easy of use and the accuracy of the thermometer. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  118. This is great! I would love this because baby cries when we take her temp under her arm and this would stop the stress for her!

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  119. Non-invasive, fast, easy, accurate. I'd love to have one!

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  120. I would like to win the Exergen Temporal Scanner because I like the idea of just swiping it across the forehead for a reading. We just have a basic digital thermometer that nobody likes to put in their mouth and hold under their tongue. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  121. I had no idea a thermometer like this existed! I hate struggling with my little one when he is feeling sick just to get a temp reading. This takes care of that.

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  122. I like that it'snot invasive and has accurate readings! Great for the kids.

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  123. I love that it is simple to use and accurate! can't get better thank that!

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  124. I think these are such a great idea, no sticking anything in the mouth of a queasy one, no hurting an already tender ear trying to check for a temp that way. We wont even discuss the rectal method.

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  125. This is great, accurate, non-invasive way to take a temperature.

    madamerkf at aol dot com

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  126. What a great idea!! I usually pass the job of temperature taking to my poor husband because I hate using the rectal thermometer on our baby! I would love to win this!

    jnkrim (at) qwestoffice (dot) net

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  127. I really like because my grandaughter is so squiggly and itseasy and fast and non ivasive.

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  128. I need this to replace the one I broke. THank you.

    candieluster(at)gmail(dot)com

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  129. I love that it's non-invasive.

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  130. I would love to get one of these for Brea. I love the fact that it is non-invasive and still gets accurate temps! Thanks so much for hosting dreamweaver21us(AT)hotmail(dot)com

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  131. I love this product. I have a new grandson and want my daughter to get one of these.
    martu59*hotmail*com

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  132. I have always doubted the safety of a glass and mercury thermometer. This would be much better.

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  133. This would be so great to have! Much easier and more accurate. Thanks for the giveaway!

    braaisjo at gmail dot com

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  134. I would be so thrilled to have a non-invasive, accurate thermometer. Thanks for the chance, and God bless you.

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  135. I always struggle getting my son's temperature. This would be so helpful. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  136. The hospital staff used a temporalscanner on my father when he was undergoing chemo and then was on a respirator. It was so much easier on him than the other methods.

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  137. This would be so much less intimidating for my kids.

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  138. What a wonderful invention. I've never seen one but would love to have one!!

    pamelashockley at netscape dot net

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  139. Looks great! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  140. I love this, it would make it very easy for me to take my grandson's temperature.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  141. My baby has a cold right now - it is so frustrating not knowing what his temperature is. This would be great for my wiggly boy!

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  142. So fast! Great for active toddlers and squirming babies and I have one of each!

    Hallz 105 at msn dot com

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  143. I would love to own one of these. Thank you for the chance to win one

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  144. If you have a little one who is "sensory defensive" (fights anything unusual or intrusive, or noisy, or cold, or pretty much anything, actually) you'll wish for something this simple and fast.

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  145. I didn't know a thermometer like this existed.

    Finegal50 [at] sbcglobal.net

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  146. I like it because it is non-invasive!!

    tweetyistruckin@yahoo.com

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  147. I would love to win one of these. As a mom to 5 boys, I need something this easy to take temps with.

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  148. I would love to have this modern scanner to replace my old mercury thermometer!

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  149. I HEART that the Exergen temporalscanner is NON-invasive and fast!:)

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  150. This would be so much help! We all know how hard it is to take the temperature of a sick, squirmy baby. I love that it is non-invasive and fast. Thank you!

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  151. I really really want one of these for my family. We need a reliable and easy way to take the kids temps.

    bleuteam at gmail dot com

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  152. I love that its accurate and easy to use.

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  153. I would love to take my kids temps without a struggle lezanac@yahoo.com

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  154. Having a newborn who hates getting her temp taken under her arm makes me really want one of these thermometers!

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  155. Another advantage to this is being able to use it on a cranky-when-sick man who won't allow his temp to be taken while awake...

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  156. Great contest...I have been wanting to purchase one of these!

    dakotakaylee@comcast.net

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  157. I would love to have one of these around the house. They look nice and convienient. thanks for the chance, justicecw@hotmail.com

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  158. I love that it's non-invasive :)

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  159. What a wonderful contest - thanks for posting! This looks like a great thermometer.

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  160. My kids HATE having thermometers under their arms for ANY length of time!!!

    sarawins@hotmail.com

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  161. This is great, please count me in.

    adrian309@juno.com

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  162. My son is prone to frequent fevers and has experienced and is prone to febrile seizures because of them. This product would be wonderful for us because of how often we have to take his temperature.

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  163. I would love to win this, taking a toddler's temperature is such a hassle!
    Jennifer
    jena2727@yahoo.com

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  164. I'd like to give this as a gift to my sister-in-law, she needs some help with her new baby and this Exergen TemporalScanner looks like a big helper!

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  165. This is such a great thermometer for every age. My grandma's caregiver uses it and I want one now for my baby.

    marytolliver@aol.com

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  166. Linz said :
    What an interesting and useful thing to keep in the medicine chest !
    (Also I need one for my husband because because he is such a baby (a wonderful baby) when he is ill !)
    sardisoaks(at)live(dot)com

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  167. I have read so many wonderful reviews of this product!
    I am so eager to own one!
    I hate the old kind that goes in the mouth.
    I worry about spreading germs from one family member to the next & soaking the old kinda of thermometor in acohol is a big pain & makes it taste yucky.
    At last they invented a better way to take a childs temp.
    Would love to try it out!

    zestywonderland@gmail.com

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  168. this is something that anyone with a child should have. fastand accurate and easy to use.

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  169. I'm going broke when it comes to having to take my kids temperatures, they move around so much that I have to bribe them to sit still the Exergen TemporalScanner would definitely be a great investment.

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  170. I think these are neat, the hospital uses them and they are so quick! Perfect for taking a quick temperature on your little ones (or stubborn hubby...lol)

    micaela6955 at msn dot com

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  171. I like the fact that they are quick and don't have to be put "in" anywhere 2 second swipe across the forehead sure beats the ole 4-5 mins under the tounge or such. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  172. This is a great giveaay. It is great that it doesn't contain any mercury. Very safe and easy to use. Thank you.

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  173. I like how the TemporalScanner is gentle and easy to use.

    ms.lilyk@gmail.com

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  174. I don't know who the genius is behind this, but I would love to high-five 'em.

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