Armpit Temp Baby
An armpit temperature is generally 1 degree lower than an oral temperature.
Armpit temp baby. It can be nearly 2 degrees lower than a rectal temperature which is the most accurate. Raise the babys arm gently and position the tip of the thermometer so it rests in the center fold of your babys armpit. My babies 2 months old her temperature is at 992 under her arm. Answered by dr.
To take an accurate axillary temperature the thermometer point must fit snugly into your babys armpit. Temp taken under the arm tends to be 03 04 degrees f. 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. True fever at her age rectal temperature over 1004.
Its also commonly used to check temperature in infants to 5 year olds because its. More about fever what to do for a fever learn effective fever remedies and when to consult your. Underarm temperature is considered the safest way to check the body temperature of children under 3 months old. A normal temperature in babies and children is about 364c but this can vary slightly.
The babys skin should completely surround the thermometer. 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. If you dont get a snug fit the reading you get will probably be too low. A high temperature or fever is usually considered to be a temperature of 38c or above.
What qualifies as a fever when taking an infants temperature under his arm. Position the babys arm snugly against his body with the forearm slightly. Ive heard a variety of answers and am a little confused answered by dr. I gave her little remedies but her temp couple hours later is still 992.
Make sure that your babys clothing doesnt get between the thermometer and the skin. Your baby may have a high temperature if they. In this age range you can use a digital thermometer to take a rectal or an armpit temperature or you can use a temporal artery thermometer. However wait until your baby is at least 6 months old to use a digital ear thermometer.
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