Different Body Temperatures Between The Right And Left Armpits?
My doctor wanted it to be once in the morning22 I woke up with a mild cold and body aching, I used a new digital temperature to the right armpit 36.1 after that on the left 33.2 how come it’s different? Why is that right, doctor? Please explain Thank you
Normal body temperature around 36-37 degrees Celsius, there is some literature that says a little different but still around that range. If the temperature on the thermometer shows 33.2 degrees Celsius and the results are different on the right and left armpits, it is necessary to rethink whether the thermometer is still in proper condition or if there is damage.
If you encounter this condition, you should repeat the temperature check, if possible, use another thermometer first. There are many types of thermometers, which are quite often used are digital thermometers. The place to measure body temperature can be in the armpits, mouth, rectum, and when using an infrared thermometer can be used near the ear or forehead. Generally the temperature in the rectum and muluit is slightly higher than the armpit.
In addition to the location of the inspection and the feasibility of a thermometer, the results of the examination of body temperature can also be affected by ambient room temperature, the presence of obstructions in the skin, post consumption of cold or hot food, and how long the examination is carried out.
For now, you can try to repeat the temperature check with another thermometer. If you feel cold, you can consume warm food or drinks, adjust the room temperature to be more comfortable, get enough rest, and try to make a habit of regular exercise. However, if you find that your body temperature has risen more than 37.5 degrees Celsius, you should check with your doctor so that further tests can be done to ascertain your condition.
Hope it helps you,