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Oral Temperature

Oral temperature is the temperature of the oral cavity or mouth. A thermometer is used to check the temperature in the mouth. The oral temperature has to be checked in People with fever, 5 years or older. The normal oral temperature for adults is 37 degrees Celsius, and in children, it lies between 36 degrees to 37 degrees. The normal oral temperature in older people is 36 degrees Celsius.

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What is the most accurate way to measure body temperature?

Query: Hi doctor,I have a question regarding body temperature measurement. What is the most accurate way to take one's temperature?  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Theanal temperature is the best way to measure the core temperature of the body.   Read Full »

Digital vs. analog thermometer.

Query: Hi doctor, I feel like my forehead is hot, and I have a fever. I have both digital and analog thermometer. The underarm temperature in the analog thermometer shows 98.3 F, and in the mouth, it shows 99 F. The underarm temperature in the digital thermometer shows 98.4 F, and in the mouth, it is 99.1...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Firstly, this is not a fever. Both thermometers are accurate, but analog is better. Mouth is better for checking the temperature and 1 to 2 minutes is sufficient for checking the temperature. Normally, oral temperature is more than axillary temperature by 0.5 to 1 F, ...  Read Full »

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