Need a read on your health? That’s what thermometers are for. It’s one of the easiest and most reliable medical supplies that can be used at home, in a doctor’s office, hospital, or even the school nurse’s office. Thermometers are durable, easy to use, and generally provide an accurate reading to help narrow down what the issue or illness might be. A thermometer should be part of your arsensal of medical diagnostic tools kept for regular or emergency purposes.
Today, you can find a thermometer for nearly any use. As a medical diagnostic tool, temperature thermometers come in a variety of versions, including oral, temple, axillary, ear, under arm and basal. Designed for comfort and convenience, the ear, oral, pacifier and temple versions also make it easier to take the temperature of a baby or young child who is not feeling well and is averse to having his or her temperature taken. Some thermometers even come with memory recall and they are all very simple to use. Top brands include Medline, MABIS, HealthSmart, Genius, Vicks and American Diagnostic.
Regardless of which type of thermometer you choose, keep a supply of accessories on hand to ensure it stays clean and in top shape. Select the right probe covers and lens filters and change them out regularly to get the most accurate reading from your thermometer.