Infant Armpit Temperature Fever
Your child has a fever if he or she.
Infant armpit temperature fever. Use a rectal or oral thermometer. Its also commonly used to check temperature in infants to 5 year olds because its. Treating a fever neither shortens nor particularly prolongs the course of an illness. 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.
An axillary temperature will normally be lower than a rectal temperature. A forehead temporal scanner is typically 050f 030c to 10f 060c less than an oral temperature. 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.
Children with relatively high fevers may not look or act particularly sick. Armpit temperature of 99 f 372 c or higher. A systematic review published in april 2000 in bmj found that there was wide variation between axillary and rectal temperatures. Underarm temperature is considered the safest way to check the body temperature of children under 3 months old.
An elevated temperature indicates a fever which is often due to a bacterial or viral infection. 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. Most doctors consider a rectal temperature of 1004 f or higher as a fever. When to call your doctor.
Should i treat a fever. A babys normal temperature can range from about 97 to 1003 degrees fahrenheit. Overheating is another relatively common cause of fever in babies. A common definition for fever using the rectal method is 1004 f while for the axillary method its 993 f.
An armpit axillary temperature is typically 050f 030c to 10f 060c less than an oral temperature. Treating fever in a child.