Armpit Temp Baby
Normal armpit temperature fever children of any age 365 c 375 c 978 f 995 f 376 c 996 f or higher a few tips to consider.
Armpit temp baby. A high temperature or fever is usually considered to be a temperature of 38c or above. An armpit temperature is generally 1 degree lower than an oral temperature. More about fever what to do for a fever learn effective fever remedies and when to consult your. Its also commonly used to check temperature in infants to 5 year olds because its.
It can be nearly 2 degrees lower than a rectal temperature which is the most accurate. Temp taken under the arm tends to be 03 04 degrees f. The babys skin should completely surround the thermometer. If you dont get a snug fit the reading you get will probably be too low.
Position the babys arm snugly against his body with the forearm slightly. Raise the babys arm gently and position the tip of the thermometer so it rests in the center fold of your babys armpit. Do not use an oral thermometer to take a rectal temperature or a rectal thermometer for oral temperature taking. Ive heard a variety of answers and am a little confused answered by dr.
A normal temperature in babies and children is about 364c but this can vary slightly. Hold the baby so he is lying in your lap or place him on a firm surface. I gave her little remedies but her temp couple hours later is still 992. My babies 2 months old her temperature is at 992 under her arm.
Check price on amazon 1. Underarm temperature is considered the safest way to check the body temperature of children under 3 months old. What qualifies as a fever when taking an infants temperature under his arm. However wait until your baby is at least 6 months old to use a digital ear thermometer.
Answered by dr. To take an accurate axillary temperature the thermometer point must fit snugly into your babys armpit. Your baby may have a high temperature if they. True fever at her age rectal temperature over 1004.
Make sure that your babys clothing doesnt get between the thermometer and the skin.