Infant Temp Under Armpit
With the tip of the thermometer pointing at the child have the child lift up their arm slide the thermometer under their arm.
Infant temp under armpit. Clean the thermometer with a second alcohol wipe and put it away. If you are using a mercury thermometer leave it in place in your babys armpit for a minimum of four minutes. 978 f to 995 f 365 c to 375 c tympanic. Temp taken under the arm tends to be 03 04 degrees f.
Has an armpit temperature of 99 f 372 c or higher. Has a rectal ear or temporal artery temperature of 1004 f 38 c or higher. For infants 3 to 12 months old recommended options include a digital rectal axillary armpit or tympanic ear temperature measurement. Place the thermometer as high up into the armpit as possible with the tip pointing toward your babys head.
979 f to 1004 f 366 c to 380 c axillary. Keep in mind that an armpit temperature might not be accurate. What qualifies as a fever when taking an infants temperature under his arm. To measure underarm temperature.
Removing your babys clothing will make it easier. Dry the armpit since moisture conducts heat and may give a false reading. 964 f to 1004 f 358 c to 380 c. If your babys temperature exceeds the normal range for an axillary temperature retake it rectally.
If an axillary temperature does not show a fever but your child feels warm and seems unwell take a rectal measurement. A normal axillary temperature ranges between 976 degrees and 994 degrees fahrenheit according to the einstein healthcare network 1. Remove the thermometer and read the temperature. The normal body temperature ranges using these devices are.
Your child has a fever if he or she. Ive heard a variety of answers and am a little confused answered by dr. 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.
Check price on amazon 1. Dont use aspirin to treat a fever in anyone age 18 years or younger. 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.