Misc

How to Use a BestMed KD-192


The BestMed KD-192 is a digital thermometer used to record your body temperature. It is a flexible thermometer designed to fit comfortably in your hands. The thermometer has two modes: a quick read 5-second mode and a standard 40-second mode. The BestMed KD-192 can be used orally, rectally or underneath the armpit, which is known as an “axillary” reading. Before taking your temperature, press the “Mode” button to toggle between the two modes. Once your temperature is recorded by the thermometer, it is displayed on the digital display screen.

Orally

Position the tip of the thermometer underneath your tongue.

Close your lips around the thermometer. Do not bite the thermometer or talk.

Press the “Start” button.

Remove the thermometer once it beeps. The beep indicates the thermometer has finished recording your temperature.

Rectally

Lubricate the tip of the thermometer with a water-based lubricant.

Lay down on your stomach.

Insert the tip of the thermometer 1/2 to 1 inch deep into your anal opening. If you feel resistance, do not push farther.

Press the “Start” button. Lay still as the thermometer records your temperature. Remove the thermometer once it beeps.

Axillary

Position the tip of the thermometer underneath your armpit.

Fold your arm across your chest. The thermometer should be held in place by your arm.

Press the “Start” button. Do not unfold your arm or move around while the thermometer records your temperature.

Remove the thermometer once it beeps.

Tip

  • Wash the thermometer with warm, soapy water after each use to prevent cross-contamination.