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Medical Thermometer
Items Medical Thermometer
Category Medical > Medical Equipment
Size 1x2 (2 Slots)
Weight 15 g (0.03 lb)
Absorbency 0%
Single Use No
Fragility 0.5
Medical Uses
Primary Diagnosing Fever
Locations Medic, Town, Village
Rarity Uncommon
Glass thermometer filled with mercury. Can be used to help with diagnosis if feeling under the weather. — In-game description

The Medical Thermometer is a piece of medical equipment in DayZ used to get a player's body temperature. The Medical Thermometers primary medical application is determining if a player has a Fever. A player can use the Medical Thermometer to take his/her own temperature or can use the Medical Thermometer to take another player's temperature. A temperature reading greater than 38.5 indicates the player is suffering from a Fever.

Player Temperature and The Medical Thermometer[ | ]

Since the Medical Thermometer is intended to be a diagnostic tool used to tell if a player is suffering from a Fever, it should be noted that the Medical Thermometer does not return the player's actual body temperature. Instead, it returns a random temperature above 38.5 if they do have a Fever and a temperature between 36 and 36.5 if they do not have a Fever. This was more than likely done to prevent confusion and misdiagnosis as a player's body temperature can go above 38.5, without a Fever, due to environmental conditions.