This number is only an average. Your body temperature may be slightly higher or lower. A number of factors can influence your body temperature, including your age, sex, time of day, and activity level. Read on to find out more about healthy body temperature ranges for babies, kids, adults, and older adults. In general, older people have more difficulty conserving heat.
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What Is the Normal Body Temperature Range?
Taking the body temperature of an adult is one of the most basic ways of determining her general health. As one of the primary vital signs, body temperature is a standard gauge used in medicine. Knowing normal and abnormal body temperatures is important in properly reading and interpreting the results when using a thermometer. In grown adults, a normal temperature can range from As long as the results of a thermometer fall within this range, it can be determined that a person's body temperature is normal.
Back to Accidents, first aid and treatments. Find out how to take a child's temperature. You can buy a thermometer from your local pharmacy. Digital thermometers are an accurate and easy way to take a temperature from the armpit or mouth. For children under 5, take their temperature from under their armpit.