Infant Armpit Temperature Fever
Treating a fever neither shortens nor particularly prolongs the course of an illness.
Infant armpit temperature fever. An elevated temperature indicates a fever which is often due to a bacterial or viral infection. A forehead temporal scanner is typically 050f 030c to 10f 060c less than an oral temperature. An armpit axillary temperature is typically 050f 030c to 10f 060c less than an oral temperature. A common definition for fever using the rectal method is 1004 f while for the axillary method its 993 f.
An axillary temperature will normally be lower than a rectal temperature. Overheating is another relatively common cause of fever in babies. Your child has a fever if he or she. When you or your child is sick the main goal is to relieve discomfort and promote rest.
Abnormal infant body temperature any body temperature outside of the ranges noted is considered abnormal. Underarm temperature is considered the safest way to check the body temperature of children under 3 months old. 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. 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.
Armpit temperature of 99 f 372 c or higher. Should i treat a fever. Children with relatively high fevers may not look or act particularly sick. A systematic review published in april 2000 in bmj found that there was wide variation between axillary and rectal temperatures.
If an axillary temperature does not show a fever but your child feels warm and seems unwell take a rectal measurement. Treating fever in a child. Use a rectal or oral thermometer. Its also commonly used to check temperature in infants to 5 year olds because its.
37 c is 986f and these are normal temperatures. When to call your doctor.