The heat that your body can disclose or manage both to generate and to get rid of, will tell how well your body temperature is. No matter how the temperature is in the environment, your body would extremely be good at taking the temperature within a normal and safe range by itself. The body will keep the temperature for its self at 37.4 Celsius because it is his job to do so. It means that’s the normal temperature it should have. When your body gets too hot, will cause the blood vessels to dilate so that they may hold more heat around your entire body.
On the other side, if your body’s temperature is low (cold) it will contract your blood vessels to conserve the heat sent around your body so this way he will not lose the heat left within the body. But when your body is too cold it will start involuntarily shivering which will obligate the muscles to burn energy and create heat towards the body. This will imply to be in both extreme weather conditions, so most of the time your body would not encounter the necessity to do this.
To understand what your body right temperature is you would have to convert 37.4 Celsius to Fahrenheit. To acknowledge both measurements to know the normal temperature will bring you to the path to take better care of yourself.
Know our body
If we think of the human body we could encounter some logical order of things. The way we think will manage a good logical structure so we could address to our body if medical assistance is needed. To know our body is part of the process for better results to achieve healthy physical life. The body gives us some common places on which we can measure its temperature. Location such as rectum, ears, armpits and our mouth will give the accurate body temperature readings.
Celsius and Fahrenheit
This is a way of measurement that will change depending of the region is the event is being done. The calibration of the thermometers (the tool to measure the temperature) is done in Celsius (°C) or Fahrenheit (°F). For example, the USA uses Fahrenheit.
To convert any Celsius temperature to Fahrenheit temperature in attempt of answering a question like “what is 37.4 °C in Fahrenheit?” the formula here bellow will guide you easily:
The temperature T in degrees Fahrenheit (°F) is equal to the temperature T in degrees Celsius (°C) times 9/5 plus 32:
T (°F) = T (°C) × 9/5 + 32
T (°F) = T(°C) × 1.8 + 32
37.4 Celsius to Fahrenheit: T (°F) = 37.4° C × 9/5 + 32 = 99.32 °F
37.1 Celsius to Fahrenheit: T (°F) = 37.1° C × 9/5 + 32 = 98.78 °F
Normal Body Temperature
When you think of the body’s normal temperature we strictly think of an exact number that will tell us how healthy we are, and if we don’t have that number we are being unhealthy. WRONG. The normal body temperature is actually a range on which the most common oral temperature of 37°C/98.6°F is simply an average of this range that our body can encounter as healthy or normal. The average body temperature fluctuates 0.6°C/ 1°F above or below this average.
Each individual during the day will be represented with this number throughout the day. Your body temperature may be “cold” in the morning or at night while you sleep, because your body becomes to a resting mode and has no muscle movement which produces the heat. But if you are doing the opposite of these activities above, your body may encounter some heat (higher temperature) during the day due to the activity and movements you are performing against life itself. But of course there are some other option on which we could experience that may change our body temperature such as hormone fluctuations during ovulation or some illness.
We have to remember that the air flow will cool off the body. A temperature read in the armpit may be lower that the lectures disclosed when temperature has been taken from within the ear or the anus. The temperature may vary and we have to acknowledge that it depends of the location were the air has been flowing or being in direct contact.
Not at Normal Temperature
We call fever when the oral temperature of an adult is over 38°C/100.4°F. Also if the temperatures lectures are extracted from the anus or the temperature lectures comes from the ear over 38.3°C/101°F or higher.
However a child is considered to have a fever if their rectal temperature’s readings are 38°C/100.4°F or if you take the lectures from the armpit and the lecture is 37.4°C/99.3°F or higher.
Causes of Fevers
High body temperatures, of fevers may occur when the body attempts to fight off an infection. It means there is a war going on within your body. It is the body’s immune system against the viruses and the bacteria. The immune system will heat your body so the viruses and the bacteria will become unable to survive against the “caldera” or rush on which your body is being stated.
The children at the most of their times can represent a mild (low) grade fevers that will not reach above 40°C/104°F without feeling sick. It is considered fever but the treatment will only depend if the fever is causing any discomfort or is accompanied by.
Find the Lectures Yourself
To take your body temperature yourself, here bellow you will encounter a few options available; however, the thermometer you use will indicate the exact location you can use it in.
The oral temperature measurements will give the information (readings) being the most common way that people use to take the body’s temperature. For this, it is very important that the individual is able to breathe through them nose. If the nose is not clean, extract the body’s temperature readings form the rectum, ear, or armpit.
-Close the lips firmly around the thermometer as you first place the thermometer under the center of the tongue.
-Leave the thermometer in after reading the indicated amount of time (information disclosed). You might want to use a watch for better results, to indicate the timing.
-take the thermometer out and read it carefully.
-before putting it away, make sure to wash it off with some cool soapy water.
The rectal reading will give you the most accurate body temperature information. This will be the best method when using it with babies, small children, and other people who cannot correctly hold the device correctly and still in their mouth. It will also give the best reading if needed as a vital event.
-Apply lubricant on the bulb of the thermometer before inserting.
-If it’s a small children or a baby, turn them onto their stomach on a flat surface (it can also be in your lap). Make sure that they will not get any distractions that will cause them to move around.
-use one hand to spread the buttocks and use the other to insert the device (thermometer) just about 1.25cm/0.5in into the anus avoiding force due to you could cause injury. Do not apply force. Hold the thermometer still with two fingers near the anal rear opening and use the other hand to hold the buttocks to help stabilize the device.
-Leave the thermometer for the period of time indicated. Use a watch for best results.
-Carefully take the device out and read it.
-clean the thermometer with cool soapy water before you place it away.
(KEEP RECTAL AND ORAL THERMOEMTERS SEPARATE)
The information this method brings is the least accurate, but it is a good way to take a temperature if you are not able to use the other methods.
-Lift the arm and place the bulb of the device into the center of the armpit.
-When in place, hold your arm against the body for the directed amount of time.
-the temperature information will appear and it may be 0.6°C/ 1°F lower than the body’s actual temperature. It is suggested to add an extra degree to the reading.
-clean the device using cool and soapy water before putting it away.