Infant Armpit Temperature Fever
Abnormal infant body temperature any body temperature outside of the ranges noted is considered abnormal.
Infant armpit temperature fever. Your child has a fever if he or she. Armpit temperature of 99 f 372 c or higher. When to call your doctor. A common definition for fever using the rectal method is 1004 f while for the axillary method its 993 f.
If an axillary temperature does not show a fever but your child feels warm and seems unwell take a rectal measurement. When you or your child is sick the main goal is to relieve discomfort and promote rest. Overheating is another relatively common cause of fever in babies. A forehead temporal scanner is typically 050f 030c to 10f 060c less than an oral temperature.
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. An elevated temperature indicates a fever which is often due to a bacterial or viral infection.
An armpit axillary temperature is typically 050f 030c to 10f 060c less than an oral temperature. Underarm temperature is considered the safest way to check the body temperature of children under 3 months old. 37 c is 986f and these are normal temperatures. A babys normal temperature can range from about 97 to 1003 degrees fahrenheit.
Treating fever in a child. Should i treat a fever. A systematic review published in april 2000 in bmj found that there was wide variation between axillary and rectal temperatures. 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. 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.