Vicks® introduces the New Vicks Pro•Style™ Thermometer

New York, NY (August 2006): Cold and flu sufferers can be confident in their ability to diagnose fever thanks to the Vicks® Pro·Style Thermometer™ This new product from Kaz® combines a convenient 2-piece design -- similar to the ones found in hospitals and doctors' offices -- with fast and accurate 6 second technology.

Small and sleek, the Vicks Pro·Style Thermometer fits easily into the palm of a hand. The 2-piece design allows for a smaller probe connected to the base by a flexible cord. The smaller probe makes it easier to hold the tip in place during temperature taking, which helps to minimize any discomfort, especially for children. The oversized display and backlight on the base unit provides clear day or night-time readings.

The Vicks Pro·Style Thermometer also features MemoryTracker™, which allows users to scroll through and review the past ten measurements with the elapsed time for each reading. This is perfect for reference over the course of an illness, especially when needing to report fever trends to the pediatrician. This can be helpful in the doctor's determination of the illness and related treatment. It also allows for readings in Celsius or Fahrenheit, as desired.

Other features include:

  • For use orally, underarm or rectal
  • An audible fever alert tone indicates temperatures +99.5F (+37.5°C)
  • A slot on the back of the base offers storage for hygienic disposable tip covers. These covers help reduce the possibility of spreading germs between family members.

Vicks is a trusted name in family healthcare and Vicks Digital Thermometers help determine if fever is present – a common symptom of colds and flu. The most severe illness affecting children is influenza. The common winter influenza virus often causes a sore throat, dry cough and thin nasal discharge. Flu symptoms include a headache and a fever that can rise as high as 106° F (41.1° C) measured orally. Remember to contact a doctor if oral temperature rises above 102°F (38.9° C) or if a rectal temperature in an infant rises above +100.4F (38.0° C).