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Infant body temperature armpit. Fever and temperature taking when your child is sick with an infection bacterial or viral it is common to also have a fever. Fever in itself is not a disease but is only an external signal that denotes an internal infection or inflammation in the body. If you dont get a snug fit the reading you get will probably be too low. Babies younger than 6 months old should see a doctor when they.

Your child has a fever if he or she. This is called axillary measurement. The babys skin should completely surround the thermometer. Usually it goes away after 72 hours 3 days.

What qualifies as a fever when taking an infants temperature under his arm. It may be used as a first way of checking to see if a child may have a fever. Hold it under the armpit and wait 1 minute until you hear the beep. Fever will not hurt your child.

Tips for taking a rectal temperature oral and. Rectal temperature is thought to be most accurate when determining actual body temperature for children. Normal temperature ranges vary depending on the method used for taking the babys temperature. Make sure that your babys clothing doesnt get between the thermometer and the skin.

If this shows a fever the temperature should then be checked by rectum or forehead. Normal body temperature for baby armpit celsius fever is a rise in body temperature above normal. Normal armpit temperature fever children of any age 365 c 375 c 978 f 995 f 376 c 996 f or higher. Temp taken under the arm tends to be 03 04 degrees f.

995 degrees fahrenheit 375 degrees celsius is the normal temperature for this method. Ive heard a variety of answers and am a little confused answered by dr. To take an accurate axillary temperature the thermometer point must fit snugly into your babys armpit. Both a low or a high body temperature can be problematic for.

Underarm temperature is considered the safest way to check the body temperature of children under 3 months old. Normal range runs between 97 and 100 degrees fahrenheit or 360 377 degrees celsius. Its also commonly used to check temperature in infants to 5 year olds because its. An abnormal body temperature can signal a potentially serious problem in an infant birth to 1 year.