Baby Temperature Armpit Reading
Sometimes babies and young children have higher body temperature ranges than adults for armpit and ear measurements.
Baby temperature armpit reading. Its made of unbreakable plastic is easy to read and measures temperature quickly. If your baby protests you might want to take her underarm axillary temperature first. The babys skin should completely surround the thermometer. This method is accurate and gives a quick reading of the babys internal temperature.
This is called axillary measurement. Products for taking temporal artery temperature sweeping thermometer across your childs forehead at home are not accurate or reliable enough. If you dont get a snug fit the reading you get will probably be too low. Among babies children and adults the following thermometer readings are generally a sign of a fever.
A digital thermometer can be used for both rectal and oral temperature taking. Rinse with cool water. A normal body temperature for infants aged 02 years ranges from 97910040f. To prepare the thermometer clean the end with rubbing alcohol or a little soap and warm water.
An underarm reading is an easy and non invasive way to take your babys temperature. To take an accurate axillary temperature the thermometer point must fit snugly into your babys armpit. If that reading is over 99 degrees fahrenheit take her rectal temperature for a more precise and accurate result. When taking an axillary underarm temperature make sure that the probe is securely touching skin not clothing and that you add 1 degree fahrenheit to the reading.
It may be used as a first way of checking to see if a. Make sure that your babys clothing doesnt get between the thermometer and the skin. Ear oral and rectal temperatures are considered the most accurate readings of actual body temperature. This measurement also known as axillary temperature tends to be about half a degree to a degree below oral temperature 1.
A rectal thermometer may accidentally poke a hole in perforate the rectum. Rectal or ear readings. 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.
Underarm axillary and forehead temperatures are considered to be the least accurate. For infants and toddlers be sure to use a rectal thermometer correctly. A higher than normal thermometer reading can be a sign of a fever.