Winter is in full force, and with it, COVID-19 cases are jumping in parts of the country. With that, it's a good idea to stock up on COVID tests again. Right now, Amazon is offering up five of its No. 1 bestselling iHealth COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Tests for an impressive $13.50 off, making it the perfect time to stock up to see you through the season.
The iHealth tests, which were among the ones the U.S. government sent out to households last year, are 15-minute self-tests that are easy to use. Simply swab your nose, place the swab in a solution, squirt the solution on a test strip and wait for your results. One line means you're negative; two means you're positive.
A nice feature that's really helpful for family get-togethers and other social activities: There's a compatible iHealth Test app that lets you monitor and track the results of everyone's tests. So, you can check the results of a test from your aunt in the next county at the same time you see your own results.
Keep in mind, though, that these tests aren't foolproof. If you or a loved one has symptoms of COVID-19 and test negative, it's a good idea to test again in 24 hours, Dr. William Schaffner, an infectious disease specialist and professor at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, tells Yahoo Life. If the second test is negative and you're still not feeling great, consider calling your doctor about getting tested for the flu or RSV.
At-home COVID-19 tests can be intimidating, but reviewers swear the iHealth versions are easy to use. "Easy to use and felt tests were accurate," shared a five-star fan. A fellow happy customer said the iHealth test is also gentler than other tests. "Some other test kits I tried were very irritating on the nasal passages," they said. "This one is pretty easy to use, and arrived in one day."
This kit won't be on sale forever, and it's the perfect size for most families. Grab a pack or two now while it's still on sale to give you peace of mind in the future.
If you have Amazon Prime, you’ll get free shipping, of course. Not yet a member? No problem. You can sign up for your free 30-day trial here. (And by the way, those without Prime still get free shipping on orders of $25 or more.)
The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.
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