Infant Armpit Temperature Fever
A systematic review published in april 2000 in bmj found that there was wide variation between axillary and rectal temperatures.
Infant armpit temperature fever. Armpit temperature of 99 f 372 c or higher. Use a rectal or oral thermometer. Underarm temperature is considered the safest way to check the body temperature of children under 3 months old. An armpit axillary temperature is typically 050f 030c to 10f 060c less than an oral temperature.
Not all infections produce fever and without knowing how well the armpit temperature was recorded he. Children with relatively high fevers may not look or act particularly sick. 37 c is 986f and these are normal temperatures. If an axillary temperature does not show a fever but your child feels warm and seems unwell take a rectal measurement.
An elevated temperature indicates a fever which is often due to a bacterial or viral infection. Treating fever in a child. A babys normal temperature can range from about 97 to 1003 degrees fahrenheit. Its also commonly used to check temperature in infants to 5 year olds because its.
Treating a fever neither shortens nor particularly prolongs the course of an illness. A forehead temporal scanner is typically 050f 030c to 10f 060c less than an oral temperature. Your child has a fever if he or she. When to call your doctor.
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. Should i treat a fever. When you or your child is sick the main goal is to relieve discomfort and promote rest. 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. Most doctors consider a rectal temperature of 1004 f or higher as a fever.