The following charts shows temperature ranges at different ages.
|Type of reading||0–2 years||3–10 years||11–65 years||Over 65 years|
|Oral||95.9–99.5°F (35.5–37.5°C)||95.9–99.5°F (35.5–37.5°C)||97.6–99.6°F (36.4–37.6°C)||96.4–98.5°F (35.8–36.9°C)|
|Rectal||97.9–100.4°F (36.6–38°C)||97.9–100.4°F (36.6–38°C)||98.6–100.6°F (37.0–38.1°C)||97.1–99.2°F (36.2–37.3°C)|
|Armpit||94.5–99.1°F (34.7–37.3°C)||96.6–98.0°F (35.9–36.7°C)||95.3–98.4°F (35.2–36.9°C)||96.0–97.4°F (35.6–36.3°C)|
|Ear||97.5–100.4°F (36.4–38°C)||97.0–100.0°F (36.1–37.8°C)||96.6–99.7°F (35.9–37.6°C)||96.4–99.5°F (35.8–37.5°C)|
The most accurate means of taking your temperature are ear, rectal and temporal.
Individuals affected by ED can have a wider range, sometimes as low as 35°C at any age. It is therefore important to know the normal average temperature of an individual affected by ED in order to know the level of increase. Therefore, a “normal” temperature of 36°C that rises to 38° is a potentially dangerous level.
We suggest you take your temperature every morning and evening, before eating or drinking, at the same time for 2 weeks to get the results of your core temp.