Medical Tests

Temperature Measurement

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Temperature measurement is measuring the body temperature. Sometimes this is needed, for example to determine whether a person has fever. The body temperature can be measured at various locations.


Indication

Measuring the body temperature is sometimes of medical importance, because a number of diseases are associated with typical symptoms, such as changes in body temperature. The course of such a disease may then be followed by temperature measurements and be effectively treated. Fever is a specific symptom, in which the body raises the temperature in order to increase the resistance to the disease process. Fever is the most common form of a disease-related rise in body temperature.


Working

The body temperature is measured with a thermometer. Humans have a normal body temperature between 36 and 37°C. A temperature between 37 and 38°C is called a slight temperature. Once the temperature rises above 38°C, it is called fever.


Procedure

There are several thermometers available. The most common is suitable for the anus, armpit or mouth. A fairly new version is the ear thermometer. The temperature can be measured at different places (anus, armpit, mouth, ear, forehead, vagina). Not every place, however, is equally reliable.


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