You will need
- Mercury or electronic thermometer (thermometer)
For measuring you will need a thermometer, it can be electronic or mercury. If you have a mercury thermometer, after checking the temperature of the body be sure to shake it to reset. If this is not done, then after some time the thermometer begins to inflate the results. Electronic thermometer is the most accurate and safe method to measure body temperature.
Mercury thermometer keep it between 3 to 10 minutes. For electronic thermometer requires a bit less, usually 1 to 3 minutes. More precisely the recommended time of measurement is indicated in the device manual. The rest of the process for mercury and electronic thermometers is no different.
To know the temperature, take a thermometer and hold it under my arm. The skin should not be sweaty, as in this case, the readings will be incorrect. The fact that eye-catching sweat has a higher temperature than the body itself, so the results on the thermometer will be high.
Insert the thermometer under the arm, press the arm against the body and until you measure the temperature, tightly hold. Soon the thermometer appears accurate reading. To increase the measurement time for the old mercury devices, which over time become slower to react to temperature change.
Another way to keep the thermometer be inserted under the knee. Bend one leg and hold the thermometer the same as under the armpit. Easier to do it lying down.
Small children can measure the temperature rectally, inserting the thermometer in the ass baby. Better to do it with an electronic thermometer, as long procedure the baby will withstand hard. Keep in mind that rectal temperature always slightly higher than the armpit or under the knee.
While the child is asleep, the temperature can be measured and under my arm. To do this, warm the thermometer in his hands that the kid woke up from the cold touch, then gently insert it under his arm so as not to Wake or he would not lie still, and the temperature measured will not happen.
A small child, measure the temperature strictly supervised. If you leave your baby alone with the thermometer, he can, by playing, to break it and cut yourself. Mercury spilled from a thermometer, poses a serious risk to the health of the entire family.
By increasing the time of measurement of body temperature thermometer readings will not change.
Advice 2 : How to measure the temperature
In the event of symptoms and the first sign of a cold your hand always reaches for the thermometer to measure the temperature of the body. The increase in temperature can be caused by the presence of inflammation in the body. So what is the thermometer to select and how to correctly measure the temperature of the body?
You will need
- - a thermometer;
- - alcohol;
- - napkin;
- - vaseline.
The right temperature will help you to understand and develop the correct tactics of patient care. Very easy to determine the presence of elevated body temperature, simply attach the inside of your wrist to the forehead or body of the sick. Though this method is very subjective, but in the absence of a thermometer can be used. It is important that the person measuring the temperature, was healthy, otherwise he can not feel the rise in temperature of the patient.
To measure temperature using a thermometer. In daily practice there are several different types of thermometers: mercury, liquid alcohol or electronic. Mercury thermometer allows you to measure the temperature accurate to tenths of a degree (the only downside is the shaking before each use), liquid the thermometer is not always accurate, so use them rarely. Electronic thermometer is very convenient and easy to operate, quite accurate.
Surely you know that the normal body temperature is the measure of 36.6 degrees. In fact, the normal temperature varies depending on the area of the body in which it is measured. In the armpit temperature of a healthy person close to 36.6 degrees, but when measured in the rectum or mouth it can be of 37 degrees or more.
Before you put the thermometer, wipe the armpit with a tissue. Shake the thermometer to readings of 35 degrees and install it so that the mercury column in contact with the body on all sides at the deepest point of the armpit. Keep the thermometer tightly to the skin and the air did not get into the axilla. To do this, push the elbow and shoulder to the body. Time of temperature measurement – 10 minutes.
To measure temperature in the mouth, pretreat the thermometer with alcohol. Shake it (if you are using a mercury thermometer) and place on the side of the sublingual frenulum. Close lips to avoid contact of cool air with a thermometer. Don't move and don't talk during the procedure. Remove the thermometer from his mouth in five minutes and evaluate the measurement results. Remember that the normal temperature in the oral cavity is approximately 37.3 degrees.
To measure the temperature in the rectum, use a separate thermometer and follow this procedure in the morning, before getting out of bed. Lubricate the thermometer tip with vaseline and gently insert the narrow part of the anal opening. Take measurements for five minutes. The normal temperature in the rectum is 37.3-37.7 degrees.