1. The distance of the thermometer to the measured surface should be 5–8 cm.
2. Measurements should be taken under stable conditions to ensure that the surrounding environment does not distort the results.
3. Before taking a reading, make sure that there is nothing obstructing the infrared beam, such as hair.
4. Always wipe the forehead with a cloth and remove any potential barriers such as make-up or skin cream.
5. The thermometer measures the temperature on the surface of the forehead. Therefore, do not take a reading immediately after removing a head covering or, for example, if a child has been laying on their front.
6. Small children (especially those under 2 years) lose heat through the surface of the head. For this reason, fluctuations in temperature may occur on the face when a fever occurs. If the baby's temperature is over 38 degrees, perform 3 further measurements on different parts of the forehead and calculate the average of the results. Also, should fever be present, increase the frequency of the measurements in order to monitor the child's temperature over a period of time thus obtaining a more accurate indication.
7. The Care Q7 is a thermometer designed for domestic use. It does not serve as a substitute for specialised pediatric diagnosis.