Infant Temp Under Armpit
Removing your babys clothing will make it easier.
Infant temp under armpit. 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. What qualifies as a fever when taking an infants temperature under his arm. 964 f to 1004 f 358 c to 380 c. Hold your babys arm down against his side to ensure that the tip of the thermometer is surrounded by skin.
If you are using a mercury thermometer leave it in place in your babys armpit for a minimum of four minutes. Dry the armpit since moisture conducts heat and may give a false reading. A normal axillary temperature ranges between 976 degrees and 994 degrees fahrenheit according to the einstein healthcare network 1. Has a rectal ear or temporal artery temperature of 1004 f 38 c or higher.
979 f to 1004 f 366 c to 380 c axillary. Ive heard a variety of answers and am a little confused answered by dr. Check that the thermometer is on. Your child has a fever if he or she.
Keep in mind that an armpit temperature might not be accurate. Check price on amazon 1. Has an oral temperature of 100 f 378 c or higher. With the tip of the thermometer pointing at the child have the child lift up their arm slide the thermometer under their arm.
978 f to 995 f 365 c to 375 c tympanic. Remove the thermometer and read the temperature. Place the thermometer as high up into the armpit as possible with the tip pointing toward your babys head. For infants 3 to 12 months old recommended options include a digital rectal axillary armpit or tympanic ear temperature measurement.
Clean the thermometer with a second alcohol wipe and put it away. Temp taken under the arm tends to be 03 04 degrees f. The normal body temperature ranges using these devices are. Lift the babys arm remove the thermometer and read the temperature.
Has an armpit temperature of 99 f 372 c or higher. To measure underarm temperature. If an axillary temperature does not show a fever but your child feels warm and seems unwell take a rectal measurement.