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Old 08-03-2020, 06:00 AM
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I just ordered this from Amazon. It is under $20 and free shipping. It has 4 stars out of 5 stars from 2,679 ratings. Does not include batteries.

"Berrcom Non Contact Infrared Forehead Thermometer JBX-178 Medical Grade...babies, kids, and adult"


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Old 08-03-2020, 06:02 AM
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Is that more reliable than the $5 digital one I use orally?
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Old 08-03-2020, 06:06 AM
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I was told oral thermometers are the most accurate.
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Old 08-03-2020, 06:18 AM
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I'm probably a bit paranoid since I already have 2 of the old fashioned ones!

I wouldn't pay $40++ for one that's for sure.

I always had an oral thermometer in my classroom which cut down tremendously on the number of "I don't feel well" complaints that would occur just before beginning an assignment or a test, but never before recess though frequently right after recess.

If I wasn't retired this is something I would definitely want for the classroom.
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Old 08-03-2020, 06:33 AM
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When I taught I used an oral one with covers. If I was teaching now I would definitely purchase this for use in my classroom. Our school would not pay for it either, even though they required a temperature if you were calling for the nurse or the office to send them home.


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Old 08-03-2020, 06:56 AM
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It really was a timesaver. The school did not supply them but covers from the health room were always available. The secretary, than later when we had a full time nurse, they knew it was a time saver for them too.
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Old 08-03-2020, 07:06 AM
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That’s the one my son’s school uses. They like it.

No way would I want them using an oral thermometer (covers or not) right now.

ETA: There’s also the fact that DS would never let me put a thermometer in his mouth. We have 5 thermometers in our house (oral, ear, forehead, another ear, and no touch). Guess which one is the only one DS will allow me to use?

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Old 08-03-2020, 07:12 AM
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I thought we were in the Lounge. I didnít know you were talking about classroom use. Iím retired and asked about the oral one I use for myself.
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Old 08-03-2020, 07:17 AM
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Oh there is no way I would use an oral thermometer, even with the disposable cover.

No Contact is the way to go. Thanks for the recommendation, Retired Kat and h0kie!
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Old 08-03-2020, 07:26 AM
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Oh there is no way I would use an oral thermometer, even with the disposable cover.
Iím trying to understand. If Iím using an oral thermometer just for myself (I live alone), is there still a disadvantage? I wash it after each use (just as I wash my hands). Iím willing to order RetiredKatís if thereís a reason (Iím just trying to have less stuff). Help please.


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Old 08-03-2020, 07:39 AM
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Oh thanks, I have been looking for an affordable one to keep around for my grandson.
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Old 08-03-2020, 07:41 AM
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Amiga, you probably don't need one for yourself if you use an oral one. If you babysit grandson, then it might be nice to have around.
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Old 08-03-2020, 07:51 AM
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I don't think you need to get one, I'm just paranoid and under $20 is a good price for that kind of thermometer. I did post thinking of at home use especially if you have a little one at home. When this pandemic first appeared the price of regular thermometers were skyhigh. I was surprised to see this kind so reasonably priced.
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Old 08-03-2020, 08:07 AM
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Yes, weíre in the lounge but a lot revolves around Covid now. Many people like my husband are required to take their temperature every day before work. Itís nice to have something besides an oral thermometer if multiple people have to check their temperature every day. It can also be hard to get a good oral temp on a wiggly toddler. I bought an ear thermometer to use on my DGS and my husband has been using it instead of the oral. Itís much faster than the oral also. Iím sure the oral thermometer is fine for your use.
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Old 08-03-2020, 08:46 AM
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I wanted a no-touch one, but they're all so pricey, otherwise, if they're too cheap, they seem like junk.

I gave up and ended up getting this:
https://www.walmart.com/ip/Vicks-Rap...72US/798821026
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Old 08-03-2020, 08:49 AM
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MASped, thatís exactly the one I got, but it was only $5 (not $15) back in March.
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Old 08-03-2020, 09:20 AM
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I decided to take a chance on this one because there were so many positive reviews. Otherwise I would have questioned why it was so inexpensive. The suggested retail price is much higher but many times that's questionable.
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Old 08-03-2020, 09:27 AM
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I use an oral thermometer at home.

As far as school, I wonít be taking studentís temperatures now and never have in the past. They will be sent to the clinic. The clinic was provided with a no touch thermometer for this school year, they used an ear on in the past.

Quite honestly, the no touch thermometers are really inaccurate. I always run hot and the no touch runs always show my temp as 4/5 degrees lower than an oral thermometer.
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