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Normal Armpit Temperature For Infant

A systematic review published in april 2000 in bmj found that there was wide variation between axillary and rectal temperatures.

Normal armpit temperature for infant. Your child has a fever if he or she. 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. If you measure a temperature this way a temperature exceeding 99 degrees fahrenheit is considered a fever. A common definition for fever using the rectal method is 1004 f while for the axillary method its 993 f.

Check price on amazon 1. 979 f to 1004 f 366 c to 380 c axillary. For infants 3 to 12 months old recommended options include a digital rectal axillary armpit or tympanic ear temperature measurement. 964 f to 1004 f 358 c to 380 c.

The normal body temperature ranges using these devices are. Underarm temperature is considered the safest way to check the body temperature of children under 3 months old. 978 f to 995 f 365 c to 375 c tympanic. An axillary temperature will normally be lower than a rectal temperature.