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Infant Fever Armpit

Has an oral temperature of 100 f 378 c or higher.

Infant fever armpit. Use a rectal or oral thermometer. 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. Waiting enough time for an accurate reading. Your child has a fever if he or she.

Place the thermometer as high up into the armpit as possible with the tip pointing toward your babys head. Exergen temporal artery thermometer. Dry the armpit since moisture conducts heat and may give a false reading. Has a rectal ear or temporal artery temperature of 1004 f 38 c or higher.

Hold your babys arm down against his side to ensure that the tip of the thermometer is surrounded by skin. However the introduction of forehead thermometers has given moms of sick newborns a quicker easier and less invasive option. One of the most common causes of fever is infection which requires immediate medical attention to treat. Keep in mind that an armpit temperature might not be accurate.

A course of antibiotics can usually wipe out the infection thats causing a fever.