Infant Armpit Temperature Fever
Armpit temperature of 99 f 372 c or higher.
Infant armpit temperature fever. A common definition for fever using the rectal method is 1004 f while for the axillary method its 993 f. Children with relatively high fevers may not look or act particularly sick. A forehead temporal scanner is typically 050f 030c to 10f 060c less than an oral temperature. Your child has a fever if he or she.
Most doctors consider a rectal temperature of 1004 f or higher as a fever. 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. An axillary temperature will normally be lower than a rectal temperature. 37 c is 986f and these are normal temperatures.
A babys normal temperature can range from about 97 to 1003 degrees fahrenheit. If an axillary temperature does not show a fever but your child feels warm and seems unwell take a rectal measurement. When to call your doctor. Underarm temperature is considered the safest way to check the body temperature of children under 3 months old.
When you or your child is sick the main goal is to relieve discomfort and promote rest. Treating fever in a child. An elevated temperature indicates a fever which is often due to a bacterial or viral infection. A systematic review published in april 2000 in bmj found that there was wide variation between axillary and rectal temperatures.
An armpit axillary temperature is typically 050f 030c to 10f 060c less than an oral temperature. Should i treat a fever. Treating a fever neither shortens nor particularly prolongs the course of an illness. Overheating is another relatively common cause of fever in babies.
Not all infections produce fever and without knowing how well the armpit temperature was recorded he. Use a rectal or oral thermometer.