Thermometer

Thermometers showing degrees Celsius and degrees Fahrenheit

How to read a thermometer

Thermometers are calibrated in either degrees Fahrenheit (°F) or degrees Celsius (°C), depending on the custom of the region. Digital thermometers display the temperature on a small screen. Non-digital thermometers have a special mark, usually an arrow, showing a "normal" temperature of 98.6°F (37°C).

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer Susan C. Kim, MD - Pediatrics
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer John Pope, MD - Pediatrics
David Messenger, MD

Current as ofMay 27, 2016

Current as of: May 27, 2016

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: Susan C. Kim, MD - Pediatrics & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & John Pope, MD - Pediatrics & David Messenger, MD