Why It Is Done
Body temperature is checked to:
- Detect fever.
- Detect abnormally low body temperature (hypothermia) in people who have been exposed to cold.
- Detect abnormally high body temperature (hyperthermia) in people who have been exposed to heat.
- Help monitor the effectiveness of a fever-reducing medicine.
- Help plan for pregnancy by determining if a woman is ovulating.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference November 13, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference Susan C. Kim, MD - Pediatrics
Reference Thomas Emmett Francoeur, MD, MDCM, CSPQ, FRCPC - Pediatrics