Baby Temperature Armpit
Some doctors recommend taking a babys temperature in the armpit.
Baby temperature armpit. Baby has a temperature of 37. Robert killian answered 28 years experience general practice being a mom. Your baby may have a high temperature if they. To take an accurate axillary temperature the thermometer point must fit snugly into your babys armpit.
2 doctors agree 0 0 comment 1. Its also commonly used to check temperature in infants to 5 year olds because its. If you dont get a snug fit the reading you get will probably be too low. How to take baby temperature in armpit.
A high temperature or fever is usually considered to be a temperature of 38c or above. Fever in itself is not a disease but is only an external signal that denotes an internal infection or inflammation in the body. Should we take him in or what could be the cause. A normal temperature in babies and children is about 364c but this can vary slightly.
This method is accurate and gives a quick reading of the babys internal temperature. Normal range runs between 97 and 100 degrees fahrenheit or 360 377 degrees celsius. 0 degreesred eyelidsblocked nose and a cough comes and goes. The babys skin should completely surround the thermometer.
The downside is that an armpit reading is far less accurate than other methods. You put the thermometer in the arm pit and hold the arm close to the babies body for a minute or so. 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. Normal body temperature for baby armpit celsius fever is a rise in body temperature above normal.
His 2 months old and temperature was taken with a digital thermometer under his armpit. Most healthcare providers recommend taking a babys temperature rectally by placing a thermometer in the babys anus. There is no specific medicine in. Underarm temperature is considered the safest way to check the body temperature of children under 3 months old.
Its easy convenient and safe and all you need is a regular digital thermometer. Check price on amazon 1. This is called the axillary temperature.