We were in the process of moving from CO to TX. My husband had to move first so we found him an apt and were there for a couple of days getting him settled when my daughter woke up a 2am and was incredibly warm to the touch. I had nothing, so I had to go to the store for a thermometer and some medicine for her. Thankfully, there was a 24 hr Walgreens just down the street, so off we went.
I grabbed the only thermometer they had and some Tylenol and headed back to the apt. Then I actually looked at the thermometer - it had a very large display. So no squinting to try to see the temperature. I put it under her arm and very quickly had confirmation that she had a fever - 103 - and the display had turned red. One of the features of this thermometer is the color coding. If the temperature is normal, it displays green. If the temperature is only slightly high then the display is yellow. High fevers like hers get the red display. It gives you a really quick visual.
When I took her in to the doctor the next day, the temperature they got was the same as the temperature I'd taken before we left, so the accuracy is very good.