In order to measure a person’s body temperature accurately, thermometers must be accurate. However, being accurate is only one aspect of a thermometer. It is important that the procedure of measuring a person’s body temperature itself is as comfortable as possible. Having a thermometer applied anally or in an already sore ear canal is not pleasant when you are feeling sick. Thermometers are available that can give you an accurate measurement of your body temperature by simply swiping them across your forehead and touching the forehead slightly.  Exergen’s Temporal Artery Thermometers are a good example. Using these Temporal Artery Thermometers, the process of checking a person’s temperature is both easy and fast, taking only a few seconds. In this way, even children will be able to feel more comfortable, as they will not be frightened.