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Taking Baby Temperature Armpit

All you need is a regular multi use digital thermometer.

Taking baby temperature armpit. If you think your baby has a high temperature its best to check their temperature with a thermometer. Use a digital thermometer to take a rectal or armpit temperature or use an ear tympanic or forehead tympanic thermometer. You only need to take your babys temperature when you think she has a fever or is ill. How to take your babys temperature when taking their temperature orally make sure its not been within 30 minutes of the child eating or drinking hot or cold food says dr donald macgregor a consultant paediatrician senior lecturer in child health and spokesperson for the royal college of paediatrics and child health.

For older children and adults taking an oral temperature is perfectly fine. Hold the thermometer to keep it in place and make sure they dont move around while the thermometer is underneath their. Take a childs underarm temperature the same way youd take your own. How its done rectal temperature.

Feel sweaty or clammy. This gives you the axillary temperature. A normal temperature for your baby ranges from 976 f to 1003 f. Turn on the digital thermometer and lubricate the tip of the thermometer with petroleum jelly.

As an alternative for people of any age you may take an axillary armpit temperature but this method is not as accurate as the others and should not be relied upon if youre worried the person has a fever. A high temperature or fever is usually considered to be a temperature of 38c or above. Your baby may have a high temperature if they. How do you take babys temperature.

Turn on the digital thermometer. To take an accurate axillary temperature the thermometer point must fit snugly into your. Some doctors recommend taking a childs temperature in his armpit which is called the axillary temperature. For babies and children under five years of age taking a rectal temperature is most accurate.

Place the tip of the thermometer under your childs tongue toward the. Use a digital thermometer orally if your little one can hold it still digital armpit ear or forehead thermometer. How to take an armpit temperature. 4 years and up.

Feel hotter than usual to touch on their forehead back or stomach. Either an oral or rectal. You can take your babys temperature by placing a thermometer in your babys armpit. Your babys health care provider may ask you to take a rectal.

Turn on the digital.