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Temperature is a wonderful indicator of illness or health, and when you need to take your temperature, you want the results to be quick and accurate. As such, we offer an extensive range of medical thermometers for personal and professional use at fantastic prices. From industry-leading brands for healthcare professionals to infrared digital thermometers for parents, we have a range of medical thermometers that suit all budgets.

Our medical thermometers come complete with batteries and full instructions. Here, you’ll find information about the different types and the key features you ought to look for before you buy. Of course, you’ll want the best body thermometer for your specific needs. You have to consider your budget, the age of the user, and the accuracy.

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Medical thermometers: Understanding the options


Medical thermometers come in a variety of styles. To help you select the best product, here is an in-depth look at the different types of medical thermometers we offer:

Ear thermometer: Also known as tympanic thermometers, digital ear thermometers measure the temperature of an ear canal using an infrared ray.

Infrared thermometer: Infrared technology in these thermometers is used to gauge the heat on the cavity or surface. With easy-to-read display screens, our infrared thermometers generate results pretty fast – within a few seconds. We also have forehead and ear variants of these thermometers.

Non-contact thermometer: While using non-contact thermometers, you can take the temperature with minimal contact with the patient. To measure temperature on the temple or forehead, you just need to hold this medical thermometer 3-15cm from a patient.

Laser thermometer: Typically, laser thermometers are infrared thermometers. The laser temperature gun provides a means of aiming the thermometer. There is a constant vibration of molecules that make up objects – molecules vibrate faster as they heat up, producing infrared energy in the form of invisible light.

Digital thermometer for adults: Digital thermometers are the most accurate and fastest body thermometers. Readings can be taken under the armpit or orally. They record body temperature by use of electronic heat sensors.

How digital thermometers work


Most digital thermometers feature a resistor and a small computing mechanism. When temperature changes, the sensor notices a change in resistance. The computing mechanism then converts the change in resistance into a temperature difference and provides a digital readout in degrees.

Ways that medical thermometers are used


There are several varieties of digital thermometers that can be used in several ways, including:

Oral – This method is ideal for adults and children whereby the thermometer is placed under the tongue. It is ideal for patients and young children since they are easy to hold in the mouth. Keep in mind, however, that the measurement of temperature only remains reliable with a patient’s mouth closed. After eating or drinking, you must wait for 15 minutes before measuring the temperature. The thermometer should always be thoroughly cleaned after use.

Forehead – In this case, you just need to place a non-contact thermometer directly on the forehead. This is a quick and easy method that does not cause any discomfort. Since there is no contact, it is more hygienic and ideal for diagnosing fever symptoms – especially helpful for viruses such as COVID-19.

Rectal – The medical thermometer for this method is gently inserted into the rectum and is mostly done in babies. This is the most accurate and reliable method as it provides the central body temperature. It can cause some discomfort, however, and you must make sure to disinfect it after every use.

Axillary – For this method, the thermometer is placed in the armpit. The advantage of this method is that it is easy to use. However, it is not always as precise as other methods, since air can pass under the armpit and interfere with the temperature reading.

Ear – In this case, the electronic thermometer is inserted into the ear canal and disposable tips are used. Again, this is a quick and easy method of measuring temperature. Just make certain that your ears are clean before use, as a build-up of ear wax can distort the results. You should also follow instructions closely to prevent ear damage.

Our range of medical thermometers guarantees accuracy and speed, ensuring that you reach an accurate diagnosis. If you’re looking for a replacement thermometer or need a more accurate device, just select from our budget-friendly medical thermometers. Alternatively, if you’re a healthcare professional searching for the latest industry standard device or a parent in need of an infrared thermometer for your family, contact us today and make your order.

Medical Thermometers FAQs


Which type of thermometer is the most accurate?


Rectal temperatures offer the best readings for young children and infants. For adults, oral readings provide the most accurate results when the mouth is closed with the thermometer in place.

What response time can I expect from an infrared thermometer?


The response time of infrared thermometers is fast at approximately 0.5 seconds.