Thermometers are an essential part of every home first aid kit. While a high temperature is our body’s way to fight disease, a long-term high fever is potentially dangerous and even fatal. Therefore, an accurate, high-quality thermometer plays a crucial role in monitoring fevers.
In general, digital thermometers are more reliable and safer to use, and smart options add additional useful features. Take an in-depth look at the best digital thermometers to make the best choice for your home’s needs.
The iProven DMT-316 is our choice for the best thermometer for adults. It can be used on the forehead and ears, and DMT can take a temperature in 1 to 3 seconds. The digital display is large and very easy to read, which is great when you’re feeling dizzy. It can also recall up to 20 of your last temperature readings, and the screen will turn from orange to red if your temperature is above normal.
If you prefer ear thermometers, the Braun Thermoscan 7 is a great choice. On the screen, it will tell you what a normal temperature is and what a fever is for the age group of the sick person. The tip also heats up, so it’s super comforting for kids and toddlers. In addition, the Thermoscan can take a temperature in seconds and will light up yellow or red if the temperature is above normal.
No one likes having a thermometer in their mouth, which is why the Vicks SpeedRead V912US Digital Thermometer is a great choice. It can take a temperature in just 8 seconds. Another preferred feature is the size and clarity of the digital screen. SpeedRead also has color coded alerts for easy monitoring. For a simple reading, the screen lights up in green if the temperature is normal, in yellow if it is a mild temperature and in red if the temperature is high.
The Chooseen Professional 8-in-1 Infrared Thermometer for Temporal Fever can be used on the forehead or in the ear, but it gets even more versatile. It can also be used to test the temperature of liquids, food, the room you are in, and other items. Chooseen can recall up to 35 temperature readings, and like other thermometers in this list, the display will change color depending on the temperature. The best feature is that it can take a temperature without touching the skin, so you can test a loved one without waking them up.
The Cleveland Clinic states that the versatile and versatile digital thermometer works under the arm, orally, or in the rectum (Avoid using the oral thermometer after rectal use.)
The Mayo Clinic note that rectal temperatures are generally the most accurate readings for babies under three years old. To make sure you get an accurate reading, try the Vicks ComfortFlex digital thermometer. This thermometer is soft, flexible and quickly determines a temperature in eight seconds, limiting any potential discomfort for your child. The device also records your most recent reading to make it easier to track your baby’s temperature over time. There are some useful visual cues in case your child has a fever. Depending on the height of their temperature, the screen may light up red or yellow.
Our world is teeming with new technologies, which makes it quite surprising how long we’ve waited for reliable smart thermometers and their respective smartphone apps. Not only the Kinsa smart thermometer read temperatures, but it also offers general medical advice, over-the-counter medication suggestions, and a definitive alert if your temperature indicates a doctor call is needed. This helps eliminate some of the unknowns associated with the disease.
With this thermometer, you can set reminders and monitor temperature progress for multiple people simultaneously. It’s a multitasking dream. This device also comes with several kid-friendly modes, like Sesame Street and Bubble Game, to help distract kids while you take their temperature.