Armpit Temp Baby
However wait until your baby is at least 6 months old to use a digital ear thermometer.
Armpit temp baby. An armpit temperature is generally 1 degree lower than an oral temperature. What qualifies as a fever when taking an infants temperature under his arm. Underarm temperature is considered the safest way to check the body temperature of children under 3 months old. 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.
Do not use an oral thermometer to take a rectal temperature or a rectal thermometer for oral temperature taking. I gave her little remedies but her temp couple hours later is still 992. A normal temperature in babies and children is about 364c but this can vary slightly. Check price on amazon 1.
The babys skin should completely surround the thermometer. 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. It can be nearly 2 degrees lower than a rectal temperature which is the most accurate. Position the babys arm snugly against his body with the forearm slightly.
A high temperature or fever is usually considered to be a temperature of 38c or above. Raise the babys arm gently and position the tip of the thermometer so it rests in the center fold of your babys armpit. Answered by dr. To take an accurate axillary temperature the thermometer point must fit snugly into your babys armpit.
If you dont get a snug fit the reading you get will probably be too low. True fever at her age rectal temperature over 1004. 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. Temp taken under the arm tends to be 03 04 degrees f.
More about fever what to do for a fever learn effective fever remedies and when to consult your. Its also commonly used to check temperature in infants to 5 year olds because its. Ive heard a variety of answers and am a little confused answered by dr. Hold the baby so he is lying in your lap or place him on a firm surface.
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