Average Body Temperature

This article will look at the average body temperature in both males and females.
The average body temperature difference in both male and female is not that big.

There are various findings that have been taken deepening on the measurements taken on various parts of the body. These values are just guidelines as the body temperature might vary.

Below is a chart of different parts of the body showing differing temperatures.

Body Region Measured – Average Temperature
Oral – Under Tongue            – 36-37.5 C (97 – 99.5 F)
Core (Deep Organ)              – 37 C (98.6 F)
Rectal                                    – 34.4-37.8 C (94-100 F)
Axillary                                  – 35.5-37.0 C (96-99 F)
Tympanic Cavity                 – 35.4-37.8 C (96-100 F)

Rhythms in Temperature

Study has shown that there are fluctuations in body temperature throughout the day. It shows that the highest body temperature occurs in the late afternoon between 4pm to 6pm, and the lowest levels are between when one is still sleeping

Average Fever Temperature

Fever temperature is a situation that occurs when the steady temperature of the body is raised.

Hypothermic & Hyperthermic Temperatures

A hyperthermic which is also known as Hyperthermia occurs when the body absorbs or generates more heat than it can effectively dissipate through traditional means. This build-up of excess heat results in a significant elevation in body temperature.

A hypothermic reaction is the opposite of hyperthermic, it occurs when the body loses more heat than it can effective generate. This results in uncontrollable drops in body temperature.

Basal Temperature

The body’s Basal Temperature is also known as the ‘resting’ temperature. This is the lowest resting temperature which generally occurs during the deepest level of sleep and occurs at around 4:00AM.

What Is Normal Body Temperature? Body temperature norms

The Normal body temperature varies by person, activity, age, and time of day. Average normal body temperature is 98.6°F (37°C). Studies have shown that the “normal” body temperature can range from 97°F (36.1°C) to 99°F (37.2°C).

A temperature over 100.4°F (38°C) mostly shows you have a fever.