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Taking Baby Temp Under Armpit

If your babys temperature exceeds the normal range for an axillary temperature retake it rectally.

Taking baby temp under armpit. A digital thermometer can take an oral rectal or axillary temperature. A babys normal temperature range. Underarm temperature is considered the safest way to check the body temperature of children under 3 months old. Just make sure your babys temperature is within range for normal axillary temperature for a baby which is up to 991f 372c.

A temperature measures body heat. Waiting enough time for an accurate reading. When you place the thermometer under your childs armpit make sure it touches skin not clothing. A thermometer ther mom uh ter is used to take the temperature in your armpit.

It can be nearly 2 degrees lower than a rectal temperature which is the most accurate. Hold your babys arm down against his side to ensure that the tip of the thermometer is surrounded by skin. If the armpit temp is above 99 f 372 c re check it. Its also commonly used to check temperature in infants to 5 year olds because its.

If you are using a mercury thermometer leave it in place in your babys armpit for a minimum of four minutes advises the paediatrics child health journal. If young babies have a fever they have to ascertain a doctor nownew research. Hold them comfortably on your knee and put the thermometer in their armpit always use the thermometer in the armpit with children under 5 years. An axillary ak sih lar e temperature tem per ah chur is when your armpit axilla is used to check your temperature.

Dont change it as it might not be accurate. Turn on the digital thermometer. Under the arm is 975 to 993 degrees fahrenheit or 365 to 374 degrees celsius rectal is 1002 degrees fahrenheit or less or 379 degrees celsius or less these are the american academy of pediatrics recommended ranges. Dry the armpit since moisture conducts heat and may give a false reading.

Age under 3 months old 90 days old. An armpit temp is that the safest and is sweet for screening. An axillary temperature is lower than one taken in your mouth rectum or your ear. An armpit temperature is generally 1 degree lower than an oral temperature.

While the device reads your childs temperature hug your child keeping the side holding the thermometer against your chest. Axillary or armpit temperature is the least accurate of the three.