If you took my temperature now, I s-w-e-a-r it would read 'minus something' - it was -10C when I got up this morning and I'm freezing!
Okay, so I know I'd be in big trouble if my core temperature was a minus number (a very long time dead, in fact) but having a plus temperature that's too high is also more than a little dangerous.
It's always tempting to say, "if you have babies, or young children, in the house then you should really consider having one of these Braun Thermoscan digital thermometers in the first aid cupboard," but, to be honest, even if you live on your own, or don't have kids, you should have a digital thermometer.
The Braun Thermoscan digital thermometer is the medics' digital thermometer of choice and is about as reliable as you're going to get. It's easy to use, simple to read and is a non-optional piece of first aid kit as far as I'm concerned.
They're not cheap though, so when you come across a good Braun Thermoscan digital thermometer deal (like this one!) you should consider taking advantage of it, if you don't already have a digital thermometer.
Thanks to shadow1 at HUKD