Taking Baby Temperature Armpit
To take an accurate axillary temperature the thermometer point must fit snugly into your.
Taking baby temperature armpit. To take an axillary temperature use a digital thermometer. You can take your babys temperature by placing a thermometer in your babys armpit. Turn on the digital. A normal temperature for your baby ranges from 976 f to 1003 f.
Turn on the digital thermometer and lubricate the tip of the thermometer with petroleum jelly. Hold the thermometer to keep it in place and make sure they dont move around while the thermometer is underneath their. Bear in mind that an external armpit reading can be as much as 2 degrees lower than an internal rectal reading. Place the tip of the thermometer under your childs tongue toward the.
Either an oral or rectal. Use a digital thermometer orally if your little one can hold it still digital armpit ear or forehead thermometer. As an alternative for people of any age you may take an axillary armpit temperature but this method is not as accurate as the others and should not be relied upon if youre worried the person has a fever. A high temperature or fever is usually considered to be a temperature of 38c or above.
4 years and up. For older children and adults taking an oral temperature is perfectly fine. Use a digital thermometer to take a rectal or armpit temperature or use an ear tympanic or forehead tympanic thermometer. Take a childs underarm temperature the same way youd take your own.
How its done rectal temperature. If you think your baby has a high temperature its best to check their temperature with a thermometer. All you need is a regular multi use digital thermometer. Your babys health care provider may ask you to take a rectal.
This gives you the axillary temperature. Feel sweaty or clammy. You only need to take your babys temperature when you think she has a fever or is ill. For babies and children under five years of age taking a rectal temperature is most accurate.
How do you take babys temperature. The rules for taking a babys armpit temperature choosing the correct thermometer. Your baby may have a high temperature if they. Some doctors recommend taking a childs temperature in his armpit which is called the axillary temperature.
Turn on the digital thermometer.