Nurse-approved: This wildly popular no-touch thermometer is on sale for $17 at Amazon

Rudie Obias
·3-min read

Yahoo Life is committed to finding you the best products at the best prices. We may receive a share from purchases made via links on this page. Pricing and availability are subject to change.

The iHealth No-Touch Infrared Thermometer is down from $25 to just $17. (Photo: Amazon)
The iHealth No-Touch Infrared Thermometer is a steal at $17. (Photo: Amazon)

A year ago we never would have imagined how many purchases of face masks and Purell were in our near futures. And there’s a good chance a digital no-touch thermometer was something we’d only experienced in a doctor’s office. Now it’s essential household equipment. If you’re in need of one, today is a great day to make the purchase.

Amazon just knocked the price of the iHealth No-Touch Forehead Thermometer to $17. Contactless, fast, and accurate, it can give you a quick read on your way out the door and let you check people on their way in. Best of all, the iHealth Thermometer is reliable—it has the five-star stamp of approval from more than 86,000 reviewers!

This Amazon top-seller is moving fast, so grab it at the sale price while you can.

Nurses love it

It’s easy to use: Just hold the iHealth No-Touch Forehead Thermometer a couple of inches from your forehead and push the center button. You’ll get a temperature readout in seconds on the LED screen, and the large numbers are appreciated. It’s foolproof—and nurse-approved.

“I’m a registered nurse and I take care of my elderly mother as well. I wanted something to easily screen those who enter mom’s home. It was so simple,” wrote a five-star Amazon reviewer. “I took it out of the box, popped in the batteries that came with it, and I was using it in seconds. I’ve compared it to taking my temp at the hospital and it’s as accurate as theirs. The reading is large, making it very easy to see.”

Could not be easier to use—and batteries are included. (Photo: iHealth)
Could not be easier to use—and batteries are included. (Photo: iHealth)

Doctors too

“I'm a Family Practitioner in PA for the past 38 years and cannot tolerate an incorrect temperature reading,” shared a five-star shopper. “This is right on compared to both a glass and digital thermometer. Takes only a second and even works with a moving target. Highly recommended for the medical professional and for home use, especially with little kids.”

One great advantage to this thermometer is that you can take someone’s temperature while he or she is asleep. Great with kids, or even with an adult family member who may be sick and resting. “Also the readout is large and easy to read in a dimly lit or dark room,” said a happy Amazon reviewer.

The new normal

Quick, easy, sanitary, and accurate, the iHealth No-Touch Forehead Thermometer and other products like it will eventually render other thermometers obsolete—relics of the past we can describe to future generations, as they listen in horror (“ was glass, with mercury inside, and we put it in our mouths...”).

The iHealth Thermometer is the future—and also, the present: “No worrying about disinfecting the thermometer because it never touches the skin,” points out one reviewer.

At $17, the iHealth Thermometer is a smart (and small) investment in safety and peace of mind.

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

Read More from Yahoo Life:

Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day

Want daily pop culture news delivered to your inbox? Sign up here for Yahoo Entertainment & Lifestyle's newsletter.