I remember, when growing up, we sometimes wanted to stay home from school, didn't you? Now, my mom and dad worked full time so I had to get ready to go out the door by myself. But before they left, I faked a fever. How? I would drink something hot and become flushed in the face. Yes, it worked.
That was way before digital thermometers like this one. Yes, don't drink anything hot or cold before taking the temperature or you will get a false reading. My mom would have instantly known that a lie is a lie.
This thermometer is easy to operate and was accurate for my oral body temp reading of 98.3 degrees Fahrenheit. The readout came within seconds of inserting the probe into my mouth according to the directions. It beeped slowly so that I knew by the sound I was in normal range. It will beep faster if you have a fever. As with anything you use in a body orifice you need to thoroughly disinfect the probe. The battery is replaceable and the unit comes in a see-through plastic storage case.
I received this product at a discount in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.