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best device to take adult's temperature?

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best device to take adult's temperature?

Any suggestions, new fancy gadgets like that gun pointing at forehead, are they effective? Budget <$50. Tx.
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Palm on the forehead. Otherwise, under the tongue digital thermometer.
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Anal thermometer, just like for babies.
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thriftshopper wrote: Anal thermometer, just like for babies.
After, don't put it in your mouth to take your temperature..............
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tranquility922 wrote: Any suggestions, NEW fancy gadgets like that gun pointing at forehead...[snip]
Been around a while actually... Radiation was not discovered until the start of the 19th century and not named infrared until the late 1800s. The first radiation thermometer patent was granted in 1901, and the first commercially available model was introduced in 1931. Many developed nations began investing in infrared technologies following World War II and throughout the Cold War, leading to the rise of modern infrared thermometers. By the early 2000s, affordable and accurate handheld infrared thermometers became available and used in a wide variety of applications.
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If by “best”, you’re looking for the most accurate device then a digital thermometer is the way to go. The most accurate temperatures are internal temps like oral and rectal, which can be done using a digital thermometer, as opposed to infrared thermometers that measure temp of the ear and forehead.

Last I checked, a digital thermometer costs like $15 at SDM. Small and easy to store. Don’t need nothing fancy for personal use. Please do clean your digital thermometer with rubbing alcohol between uses -_-
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best device to take adult's temperature?

Lol ... a thermometer.

Like the digital ones very much easy to use. Very accurate
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Forehead skin temperature has no correlation with core temperature therefore it's not an accurate assessment of fever. I love how people use them with 34C results -which is considered hypothermia if it's core temp. Tympanic and oral thermometers are much better. There are temporal thermometers but they're not contact-less.
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I got myself an FDA-cleared ThermoWorks WAND forehead thermometer. Does exactly what it says it does. It can give oral equivalent or absolute temperatures. Works really well.

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I doubt you'll find any forehead thermometer for under $50 in the current conditions, and even the WAND's price has gone up after I purchased it.

Also note that ThermoWorks has an excellent Canada shipping program and you won't be hit with any COD / duty charges.

If your budget is < $50, just get one of those regular mouth thermometers.
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Whatever you do don't buy this piece of crap. Work bought 4 of these for taking temperature for covid-19 and not one of them work. It takes 5-10 mins and 8-10 tries just to get someone's temperature. We didn't buy it here but this one unit is sold under many different names and colors but it's the exact same one. The ones we have are made by Smart Fever and are light blue.

https://www.amazon.ca/Forehead-Thermome ... ljaz10cnVl
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I bought Sanpu Digital. That one is cheap and effective.

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