Armpit Temp Baby
However wait until your baby is at least 6 months old to use a digital ear thermometer.
Armpit temp baby. To take an accurate axillary temperature the thermometer point must fit snugly into your babys armpit. My babies 2 months old her temperature is at 992 under her arm. Ive heard a variety of answers and am a little confused answered by dr. Do not use an oral thermometer to take a rectal temperature or a rectal thermometer for oral temperature taking.
True fever at her age rectal temperature over 1004. Raise the babys arm gently and position the tip of the thermometer so it rests in the center fold of your babys armpit. If you dont get a snug fit the reading you get will probably be too low. More about fever what to do for a fever learn effective fever remedies and when to consult your.
The babys skin should completely surround the thermometer. Feel hotter than usual to touch on their. I gave her little remedies but her temp couple hours later is still 992. Answered by dr.
Hold the baby so he is lying in your lap or place him on a firm surface. What qualifies as a fever when taking an infants temperature under his arm. Normal baby temperature armpit review 2020 in general contact your childs doctor if your child is younger than age 3 months and has a rectal temperature of 1004 f 38 c or higher. Its also commonly used to check temperature in infants to 5 year olds because its.
Temp taken under the arm tends to be 03 04 degrees f. A high temperature or fever is usually considered to be a temperature of 38c or above. Underarm temperature is considered the safest way to check the body temperature of children under 3 months old. Your baby may have a high temperature if they.
Check price on amazon 1. It can be nearly 2 degrees lower than a rectal temperature which is the most accurate. In this age range you can use a digital thermometer to take a rectal or an armpit temperature or you can use a temporal artery thermometer. A normal temperature in babies and children is about 364c but this can vary slightly.
An armpit temperature is generally 1 degree lower than an oral temperature.