Infant Armpit Temperature Fever
If an axillary temperature does not show a fever but your child feels warm and seems unwell take a rectal measurement.
Infant armpit temperature fever. Not all infections produce fever and without knowing how well the armpit temperature was recorded he. An axillary temperature will normally be lower than a rectal temperature. Abnormal infant body temperature any body temperature outside of the ranges noted is considered abnormal. Its also commonly used to check temperature in infants to 5 year olds because its.
Armpit temperature of 99 f 372 c or higher. 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. 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.
Children with relatively high fevers may not look or act particularly sick. Treating fever in a child. A common definition for fever using the rectal method is 1004 f while for the axillary method its 993 f. 37 c is 986f and these are normal temperatures.
A babys normal temperature can range from about 97 to 1003 degrees fahrenheit. Underarm temperature is considered the safest way to check the body temperature of children under 3 months old. When to call your doctor. Should i treat a fever.
Treating a fever neither shortens nor particularly prolongs the course of an illness. Use a rectal or oral thermometer. When you or your child is sick the main goal is to relieve discomfort and promote rest. 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.
Overheating is another relatively common cause of fever in babies. Most doctors consider a rectal temperature of 1004 f or higher as a fever.