On the last article we have discussed about Fever Why fever happens,How to prevent from it and symptomps.

In this article, we will go through how many types of thermometers are available to use.

What is Thermometer, and what is the normal body temperature?

A thermometer is a device which is used to measure the body temperature there are many types of thermometer are available we list down below-normal Body Temperature is 37 degree Celsius or 98.6 degree Fahrenheit.

Glass and mercury thermometers

A glass and mercury thermometers is a old school way to check the temperature.In this mercury level will raise and it will stop raising after the temperature is match to the body temperature.

To check temperature put thermometer under tongue or under the armpit. At Hospital or pharmacies there are less chance of getting glass and mercury thermometer.

It is advisable not to use glass and mercury because of mercury poisoning.

Digital Thermometers

In the case of digital thermometers, there will be a digital display where you can see the body temperature. It is very easy to use and the result is mostly accurate.

How to use a digital thermometer to check the temperature?

There are three different ways to check temperature through a digital thermometer are as follows

Oral:- This method can be used for adults and children over the 3 years which takes the temperature to put a thermometer under the tongue, use the lips to hold the thermometer, and keep a thermometer in the mouth until the device gets a beep or keep it for 3 minutes.

Armpit:-In this method you need to place thermometer under the armpit,Through this you will not get accurate value but you will get the approx temperature.This can be used for both Adult and children.

Rectal:-This procedure used only in babies to check their body temperature. The thermometer is inserted gently into the rectum and wait for the beep.

Read this: I have 103°F Fever, What does mean & How to Convert into Celsius?

Electronic ear thermometers

An electronic ear thermometer is usually used for babies older than 3 months. In this method you need to keep a thermometer near to the ear this will detect the ear temperature using infrared. Value can be inaccurate if babies ear has waxed and cause earache too.

Forehead thermometers

This temperature you have seen much these days thanks to coronavirus, Through this device, you just need to put near to forehead to get body temperature. For proper use read the manual completely.

Plastic strip thermometers

In the case of plastic strip thermometers, it just detects the presence of fever and it will not show the temperature.


From the above reading the article you get to know the types of thermometers which is are available in local pharmacies.

Thermometer which you should use Digital Thermometer, Pacifier, Forehead.

If the temperature is more than 102 degrees Fahrenheit with symptoms like stiff neck, severe headache, or any serious symptoms. Please consult with your physician.