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Infant Armpit Temperature Range

Underarm temperature is considered the safest way to check the body temperature of children under 3 months old.

Infant armpit temperature range. A common definition for fever using the rectal method is 1004 f while for the axillary method its 993 f. A systematic review published in april 2000 in bmj found that there was wide variation between axillary and rectal temperatures. 964 f to 1004 f 358 c to 380 c. Has a rectal ear or temporal artery temperature of 1004 f 38 c or higher has an oral temperature of 100 f 378 c or higher has an armpit temperature of 99 f 372 c or higher keep in mind that an armpit temperature might not be accurate.

Remove the thermometer and read the temperature. 978 f to 995 f 365 c to 375 c tympanic. Normal armpit temperature should be below 347 to 373 degrees celsius for rectal thermometers the normal range is 366 to 380 degreescelsius as always get in touch with a gp or healthcare professional if youre concerned. Sometimes babies and young children have higher body temperature ranges than adults for armpit and ear measurements.

979 f to 1004 f 366 c to 380 c axillary. 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. A normal body temperature for infants aged 02 years ranges from 979100.

For infants 3 to 12 months old recommended options include a digital rectal axillary armpit or tympanic ear temperature measurement.