Infants Armpit Temperature
Your babys temperature is 38c or higher if theyre under 3 months old.
Infants armpit temperature. Rectal temperature is thought to be most accurate when determining actual body temperature for children. Call your babys healthcare provider if a babys rectal or forehead temperature is 10040f 380c or higher. The babys skin should completely surround the thermometer. If you need to speak to someone outside normal surgery hours you can call your gp surgerys out of hours service if they have one or nhs 111.
Tell him or her which method you used to take your childs temperature. Your babys temperature is 39c or higher if theyre 3 to 6 months old. 979 f to 1004 f 366 c to 380 c. Ear temperature or tympanic temperature also is very accurate in children and adults.
Normal range runs between 97 and 100 degrees fahrenheit or 360 377 degrees celsius. Your child has a fever if he or she. 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.
Normal temperature in babies sometimes babies and young children have higher body temperature ranges than adults for armpit and ear measurements. If their temperature reads higher than 990f 370c confirm this temperature using a rectal thermometer as your child may have a fever. Check price on amazon 1. 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.
An underarm temperature of 3640c 9750f is considered normal in babies and children and any temperature over 380c 10040f is classified as a fever nhs choices 2017a. Make sure that your babys clothing doesnt get between the thermometer and the skin. Taking rectal temperature is a safe way to get a very. The normal body temperature ranges using these devices are.
For infants 3 to 12 months old recommended options include a digital rectal axillary armpit or tympanic ear temperature measurement. What causes a fever in children and babies.