Infant Temp Under Armpit
With the tip of the thermometer pointing at the child have the child lift up their arm slide the thermometer under their arm.
Infant temp under armpit. Dont use aspirin to treat a fever in anyone age 18 years or younger. For infants 3 to 12 months old recommended options include a digital rectal axillary armpit or tympanic ear temperature measurement. Dry the armpit since moisture conducts heat and may give a false reading. Hold your babys arm down against his side to ensure that the tip of the thermometer is surrounded by skin.
Normal baby temperature armpit review 2020 in general contact your childs doctor if your child is younger than age 3 months and has a rectal temperature of 1004 f 38 c or higher. 978 f to 995 f 365 c to 375 c tympanic. Clean the thermometer with a second alcohol wipe and put it away. Ive heard a variety of answers and am a little confused answered by dr.
Your child has a fever if he or she. If you are using a mercury thermometer leave it in place in your babys armpit for a minimum of four minutes. Keep in mind that an armpit temperature might not be accurate. Removing your babys clothing will make it easier.
Has an oral temperature of 100 f 378 c or higher. 979 f to 1004 f 366 c to 380 c axillary. Check price on amazon 1. Remove the thermometer and read the temperature.
964 f to 1004 f 358 c to 380 c. The armpit axillary method is usually used to check for fever in newborns and young children but its not as accurate as a rectal temperature. To measure underarm temperature. Place the thermometer as high up into the armpit as possible with the tip pointing toward your babys head.
Lift the babys arm remove the thermometer and read the temperature. What qualifies as a fever when taking an infants temperature under his arm. Temp taken under the arm tends to be 03 04 degrees f. Check that the thermometer is on.
Has a rectal ear or temporal artery temperature of 1004 f 38 c or higher. Has an armpit temperature of 99 f 372 c or higher. If your babys temperature exceeds the normal range for an axillary temperature retake it rectally.