Armpit Baby Temperature
Normal body temperature for baby armpit celsius fever is a rise in body temperature above normal.
Armpit baby temperature. Temp taken under the arm tends to be 03 04 degrees f. The downside is that an armpit. Best infrared thermometer for babytheir. Normal baby temperature armpit keep in mind that an armpit temperature might not be accurate.
Its easy convenient and safe and all you need is a regular digital thermometer. Lay your baby or child on his or her back lift his or her thighs and insert the lubricated thermometer 12 to 1 inch 13 to 25 centimeters into the. Fever in itself is not a disease but is only an external signal that denotes an internal infection or inflammation in the body. How to take an armpit temperature some doctors recommend taking a babys temperature in the armpit.
Most healthcare providers recommend taking a babys temperature rectally by placing a thermometer in the babys anus. Turn on the digital thermometer and lubricate the tip of the thermometer with petroleum jelly. What qualifies as a fever when taking an infants temperature under his arm. Ive heard a variety of answers and am a little confused answered by dr.
You put the thermometer in the arm pit and hold the arm close to the babies body for a minute or so. Temperature should be taken only if the baby feels hot or is lethargic a babys normal temperature range. There is no specific medicine in. Make sure that your babys clothing doesnt get between the thermometer and the skin.
Iproven infrared lens thermometer. It does not come with batteries. This is called the axillary temperature. To take an accurate axillary temperature the thermometer point must fit snugly into your babys armpit.
This method is accurate and gives a quick reading of the babys internal temperature. If you dont get a snug fit the reading you get will probably be too low. Robert killian answered 28 years experience general practice being a mom. How to take baby temperature in armpit.
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