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Infant temp under armpit. If you are using a mercury thermometer leave it in place in your babys armpit for a minimum of four minutes. What qualifies as a fever when taking an infants temperature under his arm. Has a rectal ear or temporal artery temperature of 1004 f 38 c or higher. The normal body temperature ranges using these devices are.

Dry the armpit since moisture conducts heat and may give a false reading. If an axillary temperature does not show a fever but your child feels warm and seems unwell take a rectal measurement. Has an oral temperature of 100 f 378 c or higher. Temp taken under the arm tends to be 03 04 degrees f.

A normal axillary temperature ranges between 976 degrees and 994 degrees fahrenheit according to the einstein healthcare network 1. 979 f to 1004 f 366 c to 380 c axillary. Remove the thermometer and read the 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.

Clean the thermometer with a second alcohol wipe and put it away. 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. Lift the babys arm remove the thermometer and read the temperature. Place the thermometer as high up into the armpit as possible with the tip pointing toward your babys head.

If your babys temperature exceeds the normal range for an axillary temperature retake it rectally. 964 f to 1004 f 358 c to 380 c. With the tip of the thermometer pointing at the child have the child lift up their arm slide the thermometer under their arm. For infants 3 to 12 months old recommended options include a digital rectal axillary armpit or tympanic ear temperature measurement.

Removing your babys clothing will make it easier. Has an armpit temperature of 99 f 372 c or higher. Check that the thermometer is on. Hold your babys arm down against his side to ensure that the tip of the thermometer is surrounded by skin.

978 f to 995 f 365 c to 375 c tympanic. To measure underarm temperature. Your child has a fever if he or she.