Body Temperature



 Body Temperature

1. Temperature is a measurement of the degree of hotness and coldness of a substance

2. Body temperature is the measurement of the degree of hotness and coldness of our body. 

3. Normal body temperature: 36.9 °C or 37 °C.

4. Body temperature is measured using a thermometer, and it is an initial assessment for acute illness.

5. Type of thermometer

Type of thermometer Function
Clinical thermometer
  • Measuring body temperature
  • Measures temperature in the range of 35 ° C to 42 ° C
Laboratory thermometer
  • Measuring the temperature of a liquid
  • Measuring the temperature in the range of -10 ° C to 110 ° C
Rectal thermometer
  • Measure body temperature through the anus
Infrared thermometer
  • Measure body temperature without body contact
6. Interpreting body temperature
  Body temperature
Caused by 

1.Exceed normal

  • Due to infections
  • Exposure to extremely hot conditions or exercise
  • Because the body (white blood cells) fight the pathogens that causing the disease

2.Fall below normal


  • Due to exposure cold conditions
  • Can get hypothermia

1. Exceed normal

  • Muscles and joints aches
  • Chills
  • Epilepsy
  • Convulsions (cramps/ seizures)

2. Fall below normal

  • Shivering 
  • Poor body condition
  • Difficulty in breathing