Infant Armpit Temperature Fever
A babys normal temperature can range from about 97 to 1003 degrees fahrenheit.
Infant armpit temperature fever. Not all infections produce fever and without knowing how well the armpit temperature was recorded he. An armpit axillary temperature is typically 050f 030c to 10f 060c less than an oral temperature. Overheating is another relatively common cause of fever in babies. If an axillary temperature does not show a fever but your child feels warm and seems unwell take a rectal measurement.
Underarm temperature is considered the safest way to check the body temperature of children under 3 months old. A systematic review published in april 2000 in bmj found that there was wide variation between axillary and rectal temperatures. 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. Treating fever in a child.
Treating a fever neither shortens nor particularly prolongs the course of an illness. Most doctors consider a rectal temperature of 1004 f or higher as a fever. 37 c is 986f and these are normal temperatures. A common definition for fever using the rectal method is 1004 f while for the axillary method its 993 f.
Should i treat a fever. Its also commonly used to check temperature in infants to 5 year olds because its. A forehead temporal scanner is typically 050f 030c to 10f 060c less than an oral temperature. Your child has a fever if he or she.
Armpit temperature of 99 f 372 c or higher. 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. Use a rectal or oral thermometer. An axillary temperature will normally be lower than a rectal temperature.
Children with relatively high fevers may not look or act particularly sick. An elevated temperature indicates a fever which is often due to a bacterial or viral infection.