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