Armpit Baby Temperature
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Armpit baby temperature. Normal baby temperature armpit keep in mind that an armpit temperature might not be accurate. What qualifies as a fever when taking an infants temperature under his arm. There is no specific medicine in. You put the thermometer in the arm pit and hold the arm close to the babies body for a minute or so.
Its easy convenient and safe and all you need is a regular digital thermometer. To take an accurate axillary temperature the thermometer point must fit snugly into your babys armpit. This is called the axillary temperature. Ive heard a variety of answers and am a little confused answered by dr.
Normal body temperature for baby armpit celsius fever is a rise in body temperature above normal. The downside is that an armpit. How to take an armpit temperature some doctors recommend taking a babys temperature in the armpit. If youre in doubt about an armpit temperature reading.
Turn on the digital thermometer and lubricate the tip of the thermometer with petroleum jelly. Underarm temperature is considered the safest way to check the body temperature of children under 3 months oldits also commonly used to check temperature in infants to 5 year olds because it. Fever in itself is not a disease but is only an external signal that denotes an internal infection or inflammation in the body. This method is accurate and gives a quick reading of the babys internal temperature.
Best infrared thermometer for babytheir. Robert killian answered 28 years experience general practice being a mom. Lay your baby or child on his or her back lift his or her thighs and insert the lubricated thermometer 12 to 1 inch 13 to 25 centimeters into the. Most healthcare providers recommend taking a babys temperature rectally by placing a thermometer in the babys anus.
It does not come with batteries. Make sure that your babys clothing doesnt get between the thermometer and the skin. How to take baby temperature in armpit. Temperature should be taken only if the baby feels hot or is lethargic a babys normal temperature range.
Temp taken under the arm tends to be 03 04 degrees f.