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Normal Armpit Temperature For Infant

A common definition for fever using the rectal method is 1004 f while for the axillary method its 993 f.

Normal armpit temperature for infant. 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. 978 f to 995 f 365 c to 375 c tympanic. Your child has a fever if he or she. Underarm temperature is considered the safest way to check the body temperature of children under 3 months old.

An axillary temperature will normally be lower than a rectal temperature. Its also commonly used to check temperature in infants to 5 year olds because it. The normal range for this method is 96 to 99 degrees fahrenheit with the average normal temperature for babies being 976 degrees fahrenheit. A systematic review published in april 2000 in bmj found that there was wide variation between axillary and rectal temperatures.

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. The normal body temperature ranges using these devices are. If you measure a temperature this way a temperature exceeding 99 degrees fahrenheit is considered a fever. 964 f to 1004 f 358 c to 380 c.