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Armpit Infant Temperature

Although the temperature can be measured from different parts of the body the rectal temperature provides the clearest most reliable figure.

Armpit infant temperature. Has a rectal ear or temporal artery temperature of 1004 f 38 c or higher has an oral temperature of 100 f 378 c or higher has an armpit temperature of 99 f 372 c or higher. Make sure that your babys clothing doesnt get between the thermometer and the skin. 979 f to 1004 f 366 c to 380 c. Underarm temperature is considered the safest way to check the body temperature of children under 3 months old.

In general the newborn temperature range is between 98 and 100 degrees fahrenheit with the average normal baby temperature being 986 degrees fahrenheit. How accurate is armpit temperature. A normal body temperature for infants aged 02. The babys skin should completely surround the thermometer.

Your babys temperature is 38c or higher if theyre under 3 months old. To take an accurate axillary temperature the thermometer point must fit snugly into your babys armpit. Your child has a fever if he or she. Your babys temperature is 39c or higher if theyre 3 to 6 months old.

Its also commonly used to check temperature in infants to 5 year olds because it. The normal body temperature ranges using these devices are. An armpit axillary temperature is typically 050f 030c to 10f 060c less than an oral temperature. If an axillary temperature does not show a fever but your child feels warm and seems unwell take a rectal measurement.

For infants 3 to 12 months old recommended options include a digital rectal axillary armpit or tympanic ear temperature measurement. Use a rectal or oral thermometer. If you need to speak to someone outside normal surgery hours you can call your gp surgerys out of hours service if they have one or nhs 111. 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.