Why is my Vicks thermometer not working?

The Vicks® Fever InSight® Thermometer features a long life battery. When the “ ” appears and flashes in the center top of the display, the battery is exhausted and needs replacing. Using a coin, unlock the battery cover and carefully remove the battery with a non-metallic instrument.

Is the Vicks thermometer accurate?

The Vicks® SpeedRead™ Digital Thermometer with large screen display, and Fever InSight® feature makes taking temperature fast, easy and comfortable. Features: Fast 8 second reading* Professional Accuracy: +/-0.2° F in laboratory testing.

How do I change the battery in my Vicks thermometer?

appears in the lower right of the display, the battery is exhausted and needs replacing.

  1. Slide the battery cap away from the unit and carefully remove the battery with a non-metallic pointed instrument.
  2. Replace the battery with a 3V, CR1632 or CR1225 Silver Oxide type or equivalent (reference your battery type above).

What does the triangle mean on my Vicks thermometer?

Then, once I inserted the battery, I pressed the button, got a triangle (which I presume means it’s reading the temperature), and then it timed out with no reading. The old mercury-based thermometers would last you a lifetime (although they are clearly an environmental hazard). The Vick’s thermometer will not!

Is a 99.7 a fever?

Normal body temperature ranges from 97.5°F to 99.5°F (36.4°C to 37.4°C). It tends to be lower in the morning and higher in the evening. Most healthcare providers consider a fever to be 100.4°F (38°C) or higher. A person with a temperature of 99.6°F to 100.3°F has a low-grade fever.

Can Vicks thermometer be used on adults?

Because it can be used as an adult thermometer for oral readings as well as be used a rectal thermometer for babies or even used under the arm for toddlers and kids, it’s perfect for the whole family.

What size battery does my Vicks thermometer take?

Vicks Digital Thermometer Battery Size CR1225 (BR1225) 3V Lithium Pack of 1.