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7 Best Thermometers for Home Use

7 Best Thermometers for Home Use
Akanksha Nigam

Body temperature can tell a lot about what is happening inside the body, and fever can be indicative of many diseases. The body changes the temperature to support its defense system. Body temperature can also change depending on our activities and even the environment. If it is hot outside, body temperature may increase; if it is cold outside, the temperature may decrease. These fluctuating temperatures are measured by a device called a thermometer. 

Having a reliable and accurate thermometer helps to determine if a fever has developed and to decide the next course of care. Body temperature is measured by inserting a thermometer into the body or superficially on the surface of the skin. There are many types of thermometers available such as:

  • Contact Thermometer
  • Contact-free Thermometer
  • Digital Thermometer
  • Infrared Thermometer
  • Mercury Thermometer
  • Ear Thermometer
  • Forehead Thermometer

7 Best Thermometers for Home Use

What thermometer is right for you and your family? Let’s take a look at the seven best thermometers at HPFY -

1. Proactive Non-Contact Infrared Thermometer

FSA Approved

Proactive is one of the best thermometers HPFY carries. Get precise and instant temperature from a distance of 2" from the forehead. The infrared technology of this digital thermometer registers temporal artery temperature without touching the patient. The CDC recommends this thermometer for the identification of COVID-19 symptoms.

Features of Proactive Non-Contact Infrared Thermometer

  • Audio alarm rings if the temperature is high.
  • Three  languages: English, French, and Spanish
  • Comes with a convenient storage case.
  • FDA approved.
Proactive Non Contact Infrared Thermometer



2. Medline 30-Second Oral Digital Stick Thermometer

FSA Approved

This digital thermometer provides a quick and accurate temperature check in 30 seconds. The protective tip sheaths are available separately to ensure hygiene.

Features of Medline 30-Second Oral Digital Stick Thermometer

  • Option to change between Celsius and Fahrenheit.
  • Large LCD Screen Display
  • Protective case included.
  • Latex-free and reusable.
Medline 30-Second Oral Digital Stick Thermometer



3. Dynarex Digital Thermometers

Provides fast and accurate measurement. This compact and lightweight digital thermometer is great for adults and children.

Features of Dynarex Digital Thermometers

  • Allows taking temperature by mouth on under the arm.
  • Celsius and Fahrenheit readings are allowed.
  • Audible alert on completion of the reading.
  • Auto shut-off.
  • Plastic storage case is included.
Dynarex Digital Thermometers



4. Sammons Preston Disposable Thermometers

FSA Approved

You’ll get quick and accurate readings with these digital thermometers. The digital display is easy-to-read and provides the flexibility to change measurement units with the push of a button.

Features of Sammons Preston Disposable Thermometers

  • Suitable for at-home, school, or professional facilities.
  • Soft probe enhances patient comfort.
  • Measures in Celsius and Fahrenheit.
  • Variety of packaging options available. 
Sammons Preston Disposable Thermometers



5. McKesson Forehead Thermometer Strip

FSA Approved

A convenient and inexpensive way to get temperature readings. It is designed for single use and reduces the risk of cross-contamination or infection. Just place it on the forehead and wait until the color stops changing.

Features of McKesson Forehead Thermometer Strip

  • No batteries are required.
  • Disposable design with a single use.
  • Line indicator display.
  • Response time of 15 seconds.
McKesson Forehead Thermometer Strip



6. ADC Adtemp Temple Touch Thermometer

FSA Approved

Ideal for hospitals, clinics, or physician offices, this compact thermometer allows you to take non-invasive forehead measurements. It reduces the risk of cross-contamination and eliminates the need for probe covers.

Features of ADC Adtemp Temple Touch Thermometer

  • Delivers clinically accurate results in just six seconds.
  • Audible alert on reading completion.
  • Auto shut off.
  • Large display for temperature reading.
ADC Adtemp Temple Touch Thermometer



7. Stress Stop Biodots Skin Thermometer

FSA Approved

Place a biodot on the back of your hand, and you’ll get a quick report about what is happening inside the body.

Features of Stress Stop Biodots Skin Thermometers:

  • Monitors stress in real-time.
  • It can be used for health promotions or as a gift.
  • Stays on the hand for up to 24 hours.
  • Pack of 100 biodots and a card.
Stress Stop Biodots Skin Thermometer



HPFY also hosts various other diagnostic products, such as scales, test kits, stethoscopes, blood pressure monitors, and more. 

Reading a thermometer is typical. Contact your healthcare provider to learn the correct methods and helpful tips if you need clarification about measuring temperature. If you notice any symptoms like persistent headaches, swelling in the throat, or anything that worries you or needs advice on reducing fever, reach out to your doctor.


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Akanksha Nigam has been a Health Products For You contributor since 2021. With a Masters Degree in Finance, she began her Marketing career in the banking industry. However, her interest in human ...

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