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).
Last Revised: January 20, 2011
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review: Susan C. Kim, MD - Pediatrics & Thomas Emmett Francoeur, MDCM, CSPQ, FRCPC - Pediatrics
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