How to self monitor body temperature? How many degrees are low fever and high fever?

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 How to self monitor body temperature? How many degrees are low fever and high fever?


For infants and some elderly people, rectal temperature needs to be measured by anometer. The temperature of this part is 0.3-0.5 u2103 higher than the oral temperature, so 37.6 u2103 and above is fever. Axillary temperature belongs to body surface temperature, 0.2-0.4 u2103 lower than oral temperature, so 37 u2103 and above is fever. The measurement error of axillary temperature is relatively large, which will be affected by the factors such as not clamping the thermometer, clothes thickness leading to high temperature, etc.

Therefore, oral temperature is the first choice for the public to monitor body temperature. Ma Yuyan said that half an hour before the temperature measurement, there are some precautions to avoid errors, such as being unable to exercise, eat or drink water, because exercise will generate heat on the body surface, which will easily lead to fake fever, while eating and drinking water will affect the oral temperature.

Although human beings belong to constant temperature animals, their body temperature will change slightly, which is also the knowledge that the public needs to know. In a day, the body temperature in the early morning and the morning will be relatively low, and it will rise a little in the afternoon, with a range of no more than 1 u2103. Some people take their body temperature once in the morning and then in the afternoon, when they take it again, they find that the temperature rises, thinking that they have a fever trend, which is probably a normal phenomenon of human body. For women, menstrual temperature is higher. Of course, if the oral temperature reaches 37.3 u2103 or above, it is a real fever, which needs attention.

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Novel coronavirus infections are common, including viral infections (most common are common cold, including influenza, new coronavirus infection), bacterial infections, rheumatic diseases, and some endocrine diseases. After finding that they have fever, the public should continuously monitor their body temperature and take some measures to reduce fever; if the temperature is over 39 u2103, they should seek medical treatment as soon as possible.

Generally, if the temperature is over 38.5 u2103, you can use antipyretics first. At present, the main ingredients of antipyretics on the market are paracetamol and ibuprofen, both of which are non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, which will cause liver and kidney function damage. It is not recommended to take them at the same time, not to add them without permission, and not too frequently. These two kinds of antipyretics can be taken by adults and children. Another antipyretic drug is indomethacin, which can block the anus, damage the liver and kidney function, reduce the white blood cells and other side effects. After taking the drug, there is more sweating, and it is easy to dehydrate seriously, especially for the elderly and children. Therefore, it is recommended that the public use it carefully and follow the doctors advice.

If the body temperature rebounds after taking antipyretics, or the body temperature exceeds 39 u2103, it is recommended that the public see a doctor as soon as possible. 39.1-41 u2103 belongs to high fever, which is prone to brain dysfunction such as blurred consciousness. The cause is probably not the common cold, but the new coronavirus, a stream, B stream and other viruses with strong virulence. It is suggested to check in hospital in time to find out the cause and do antipyretic treatment. 41.1 u2103 and above is very rare. It is caused by serious infection, drug allergy, heatstroke and so on. The patients should be sent to the hospital for treatment as soon as possible.

Source: Shangguan news editor in charge: Geng Yiwen, nj6040