|Category||Medical > Medical Equipment|
|Size||2 Slots (1x2)|
|Weight||15 g (0.03 lb)|
|Locations||Medic, Town, Village|
“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 Standalone 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[edit | edit source]
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 35 and 37 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.