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Who could have predicted thermometers would ever be a hot ticket item? Alas, the past two years have changed things. Whether you’re an essential worker, a concerned parent or simply are trying to keep safe, the medical tool has become helpful in identifying early symptoms of COVID-19.
iHealth No-Touch Forehead Thermometer, $19.99 (Orig. $54.99)
“[I’ve been] a family practitioner P.A. for the past 38 years and cannot tolerate an incorrect temperature reading. This is right on compared to both a glass and digital thermometer. Takes only a second to work, and it even works with a moving target,” one Amazon reviewer wrote.
iHealth’s no-contact thermometer meets the FDA specifications, and it has a sensor that detects your forehead’s infrared heat to measure temperatures quickly.
To use, point the thermometer about an inch away from the forehead, press and hold the start button and your temperature reading will come in 1 second. If you need to, you can easily switch between Celsius and Fahrenheit.
The sensor collects over 100 data points per second, according to the product description, factoring in variables like distance and environment to ensure maximum accuracy.
A bright LED screen displays your results, and there’s no beeping, just a small vibration to let you know the thermometer has calculated your temperature. It’s so easy to use! And when you don’t feel good, that’s important.
Although, if you do have a fever, you should monitor it and any other symptoms. Regarding COVID-19, the CDC says you should seek emergency medical attention if you experience trouble breathing, persistent pain or pressure in your chest, new confusion, or inability to wake or stay awake. Other red-flag symptoms include pale, gray- or blue-colored skin, lips or nail beds.
Nonetheless, get this best-selling thermometer while it’s on sale and save $35 while you can.
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