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Does a fever raise temperature equally over the entire body? When a person runs a fever, will sometimes their head warm more than their chest?  What about the temperature of body parts that are less involved in symptoms, like the trunk, pelvis, legs and arms?  Will their temperatures rise equally?
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Does a fever raise temperature equally over the entire body?
« Reply #1 on: 13/01/2011 10:01:36 »
Hello, When you get a fever your core temperature rises equaly. But the temperature of your skin always differs alot between body parts. thats why body temperature always refers to the "core temperature" since the temperature of for example your hands can be much lower than you core temperature. So if you mesure a persons true core temperature it will be the same everywere. But you can get a much lower temperature reading by failing to do so. 

 

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