Understanding The Different Types Of Thermometers

Any given day you could go to a convenience store, ask where the thermometers are, and get led to an aisle with a multitude of options. With different shapes, sizes, and colors it might be intimidating, forcing you to grab the first one you see and leave in an effort to not become embarrassed. At the HealthSmart Store, your trusted medical manufacturing company, we have outlined some of the more popular thermometers below so that you can avoid the awkward stare down with the thermometers in the store aisle. Additionally, you could always visit the HealthSmart Store and view our medical equipment online, in the safety and comfort of your own home.

Digital Thermometers

Digital thermometers are one of the more modern thermometer developments that are applauded for their speed and accuracy in relation to their predecessors. Utilizing electronic heat sensors, digital thermometers can be used for the measurement of body temperature in the rectum, mouth, or armpit. For children under the age of 3, the rectum is the most accurate measurement point, but for adults and children over the age of 3, the mouth provides the most accurate readings.

One of the most beneficial qualities that digital thermometers have is the speed in which they record body temperature, with most brands being able to do so in under one minute. Although these thermometers are both quick and accurate, they are often known for holding bacteria from prior uses.

Infrared Thermometers

Infrared thermometers come in many different forms, with the most popular form becoming the non- contact infrared thermometers. Why are these innovative medical products becoming so popular? Well, unlike traditional digital thermometers they are non-contact, meaning there is no bacterial or viral contact so you know that it is safe to use the next time without the need for extensive cleaning. Infrared thermometers work extremely well on the forehead, but you could practically use it to take the temperature of any part of your body. As a home health care product, an infrared thermometer may just be the fastest, safest, and most efficient offer.

Check out our infrared thermometer online at the HealthSmart Store. The HealthSmart® Non-Contact Instant Read Infrared Thermometer may be just one of the many pieces of medical equipment online that we offer, but there is a reason that it is one of our best sellers. So check it out today.

Digital Ear Thermometers

Most people remember digital ear thermometers from the uncomfortable times that they tried to fake sick but instead were met by mom, dad, and the incredible accuracy and discomfort of an ear thermometer. As you probably could have guessed, the digital ear thermometer can only be used in one place, your ear. While it may seem less than ideal that this type of thermometer can only be used in one place, it is quite the opposite, as the digital ear thermometer is specialized for one use. Historically, ear thermometers were credited as unreliable as the simple buildup of earwax could hinder their performance and accuracy, but currently, digital ear thermometers utilize infrared technologies to bypass its past inaccuracies.

Here at the HealthSmart Store, we sell two variations of the digital ear thermometer, the HealthSmart® Non-Contact Instant Read Infrared Thermometer and the HealthSmart® Infrared Digital Ear Thermometer With 30 disposable covers. Visit our online store today to view our thermometers and home healthcare products.

Mercury Thermometers

While you may remember the cold taste of glass from having a mercury thermometer under your tongue as a child, they are quickly being phased out of production. Unlike modern thermometers, with all of their bells and whistles, mercury thermometers are actually quite rudimentary, as they are simply mercury encased in glass. While accurate, mercury thermometers are being phased out of production because of the toxic consequences of breaking them.

Find Medical Equipment Online At The HealthSmart Store

At the Healthsmart Store, we pride ourselves on being able to provide our clients with high-quality home health care products and medical equipment for home use. Unlike most medical manufacturing companies we sell both business to business and business to consumer, because we know it is important for you as a consumer to have access to quality healthcare products and healthcare supplies from the comfort of your own home. Check out our products for healthy living online today.

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