Infant Temperature Armpit
990 f 3720 c or higher.
Infant temperature armpit. This is called axillary measurement. Ive heard a variety of answers and am a little confused answered by dr. What qualifies as a fever when taking an infants temperature under his arm. 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.
Temp taken under the arm tends to be 03 04 degrees f. Under the arm armpit temperature. It may take a concerted effort to hold a thermometer in your infants armpit for the length of time needed. According to an april 2006 study published in archives of disease in childhood most digital thermometers will register within 40 to 80 seconds when taking an axillary temperature and beep to let you know when to read it.
Ear temperatures are not accurate before 6 months of age. The downside is that an armpit. It may be used as a first way of checking to see if a child may have a fever. Its easy convenient and safe and all you need is a regular digital thermometer.
If this shows a fever the temperature should then be checked by rectum or forehead. This is called the axillary temperature. If an axillary temperature does not show a fever but your child feels warm and seems unwell take a rectal measurement. What qualifies as a fever when taking an infants temperature under his arm.
How to take an armpit temperature some doctors recommend taking a babys temperature in the armpit. Ive heard a variety of answers and am a little confused answered by dr. Turn on the digital thermometer. Your child has a true fever if.
Forehead temperatures must be digital. 10040 f 3800 c or higher. When you place the thermometer under your childs armpit make sure it touches skin not clothing. Temp taken under the arm tends to be 03 04 degrees f.
While the device reads your childs temperature hug your child keeping the side holding the thermometer. Fever is the only symptom. Tips for taking a rectal temperature oral and. While axillary temperature taking is not the most accurate way to take a newborns temperature it is suitable for ascertaining whether your infant has a fever.