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Normal Armpit Temperature For Infant

An axillary temperature will normally be lower than a rectal temperature.

Normal armpit temperature for infant. Check price on amazon 1. 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. 979 f to 1004 f 366 c to 380 c axillary. A common definition for fever using the rectal method is 1004 f while for the axillary method its 993 f.

964 f to 1004 f 358 c to 380 c. For infants 3 to 12 months old recommended options include a digital rectal axillary armpit or tympanic ear temperature measurement. 978 f to 995 f 365 c to 375 c tympanic. The normal range for this method is 96 to 99 degrees fahrenheit with the average normal temperature for babies being 976 degrees fahrenheit.

If you measure a temperature this way a temperature exceeding 99 degrees fahrenheit is considered a fever. The normal body temperature ranges using these devices are. Its also commonly used to check temperature in infants to 5 year olds because it. A systematic review published in april 2000 in bmj found that there was wide variation between axillary and rectal temperatures.