A fever is one of the tell-tale symptoms of COVID-19, which makes a thermometer an essential tool for detecting the illness early. But if you're sharing an oral thermometer with members of your household, you may fear the risk of spreading infected saliva outweighs the benefits. Investing in a contactless thermometer solves this problem, and this model from iHealth ($50) has the internet's approval.
As Yahoo! reports, the iHealth No-Touch Forehead Thermometer is the bestselling infrared forehead thermometer on Amazon. To use it, simply hold the device a few inches above the forehead of the person whose temperature you want to take, press the button, and wait for the infrared technology to gauge their body temperature. The thermometer vibrates and shows the reading on an LED display when the process is complete.
In addition to being the third-bestselling item on the entire site, the thermometer is also positively reviewed, with an average 4.3-star rating from more than 17,000 customers. "We are using this at our clinic [and] it is a go-to for our nurses," one reviewer wrote. Another reviewer said, "This infrared thermometer is the easiest and most accurate that you can possibly use. I should have bought one of these long ago."
The iHealth No-Touch Forehead Thermometer normally costs $60, but it's currently on sale for $50, plus free shipping.