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Infant Armpit Temperature Fever

Use a rectal or oral thermometer.

Infant armpit temperature fever. If an axillary temperature does not show a fever but your child feels warm and seems unwell take a rectal measurement. When you or your child is sick the main goal is to relieve discomfort and promote rest. When to call your doctor. Your child has a fever if he or she.

An armpit axillary temperature is typically 050f 030c to 10f 060c less than an oral temperature. A systematic review published in april 2000 in bmj found that there was wide variation between axillary and rectal temperatures. Most doctors consider a rectal temperature of 1004 f or higher as a fever. 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.

Its also commonly used to check temperature in infants to 5 year olds because its. Children with relatively high fevers may not look or act particularly sick. Should i treat a fever. 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. 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. Armpit temperature of 99 f 372 c or higher. A forehead temporal scanner is typically 050f 030c to 10f 060c less than an oral temperature.

Treating fever in a child. Abnormal infant body temperature any body temperature outside of the ranges noted is considered abnormal. 37 c is 986f and these are normal temperatures. Overheating is another relatively common cause of fever in babies.

An elevated temperature indicates a fever which is often due to a bacterial or viral infection. Underarm temperature is considered the safest way to check the body temperature of children under 3 months old.