Infant Armpit Temperature Range
978 f to 995 f 365 c to 375 c tympanic.
Infant armpit temperature range. Remove the thermometer and read the temperature. 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 keep in mind that an armpit temperature might not be accurate. An axillary temperature will normally be lower than a rectal temperature. If an axillary temperature does not show a fever but your child feels warm and seems unwell take a rectal measurement.
A common definition for fever using the rectal method is 1004 f while for the axillary method its 993 f. Its also commonly used to check temperature in infants to 5 year olds because it. 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. For infants 3 to 12 months old recommended options include a digital rectal axillary armpit or tympanic ear temperature measurement.
A systematic review published in april 2000 in bmj found that there was wide variation between axillary and rectal temperatures. 979 f to 1004 f 366 c to 380 c axillary. A normal body temperature for infants aged 02 years ranges from 979100. Underarm temperature is considered the safest way to check the body temperature of children under 3 months old.
Sometimes babies and young children have higher body temperature ranges than adults for armpit and ear measurements.