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Infant Armpit Temperature Fever

Use a rectal or oral thermometer.

Infant armpit temperature fever. An elevated temperature indicates a fever which is often due to a bacterial or viral infection. Should i treat a fever. A babys normal temperature can range from about 97 to 1003 degrees fahrenheit. When to call your doctor.

Treating a fever neither shortens nor particularly prolongs the course of an illness. An armpit axillary temperature is typically 050f 030c to 10f 060c less than an oral temperature. Armpit temperature of 99 f 372 c or higher. 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.

Most doctors consider a rectal temperature of 1004 f or higher as a fever. If an axillary temperature does not show a fever but your child feels warm and seems unwell take a rectal measurement. A forehead temporal scanner is typically 050f 030c to 10f 060c less than an oral temperature. Overheating is another relatively common cause of fever in babies.

Children with relatively high fevers may not look or act particularly sick. Its also commonly used to check temperature in infants to 5 year olds because its. A systematic review published in april 2000 in bmj found that there was wide variation between axillary and rectal temperatures. Underarm temperature is considered the safest way to check the body temperature of children under 3 months old.

Your child has a fever if he or she. A common definition for fever using the rectal method is 1004 f while for the axillary method its 993 f. 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. Treating fever in a child.

An axillary temperature will normally be lower than a rectal temperature. 37 c is 986f and these are normal temperatures.