Knowledge About Mercury Thermometer

- May 12, 2018-

Knowledge about mercury thermometer


1. Check the thermometer to confirm that the thermometer can be used normally;

2. Be sure to use the thermometer below 35°C;

3. Place the thermometer mercury tip under the armpit so that it is in close contact with the skin;

4. Take the thermometer after 5-10 minutes;

5. When reading readings, the eye and thermometer scale are parallel and the eyes look straight.

6. If the measurement time is insufficient or other factors, you need to re-measure.


1. When using a clinical thermometer, protect the thermometer to avoid mercury contamination after shattering;

2. During the measurement, there should be no sweat in the armpit. If there is sweat, the measurement result will be inaccurate;

3. Take out the thermometer when the measurement time is not full, you need to re-measure, and start from the beginning;

4. Before measuring body temperature, do not eat foods (hot water, cold drinks, etc.) that will affect the measurement results;

5. Before measuring body temperature, you must not do strenuous exercise or take a shower and other actions that affect the measurement results;

6. After the thermometer is broken, emergency treatment is required to avoid poisoning or environmental pollution.