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Armpit Baby Temperature

If youre in doubt about an armpit temperature reading.

Armpit baby temperature. Temperature should be taken only if the baby feels hot or is lethargic a babys normal temperature range. How to take an armpit temperature some doctors recommend taking a babys temperature in the armpit. 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. This method is accurate and gives a quick reading of the babys internal temperature.

To take an accurate axillary temperature the thermometer point must fit snugly into your babys armpit. Underarm temperature is considered the safest way to check the body temperature of children under 3 months oldits also commonly used to check temperature in infants to 5 year olds because it. This is called the axillary temperature. The downside is that an armpit.

Its easy convenient and safe and all you need is a regular digital thermometer. Fever in itself is not a disease but is only an external signal that denotes an internal infection or inflammation in the body. There is no specific medicine in. Iproven infrared lens thermometer.

If you dont get a snug fit the reading you get will probably be too low. It does not come with batteries. Make sure that your babys clothing doesnt get between the thermometer and the skin. You put the thermometer in the arm pit and hold the arm close to the babies body for a minute or so.

2 doctors agree 0 0 comment 1. What qualifies as a fever when taking an infants temperature under his arm. Normal body temperature for baby armpit celsius fever is a rise in body temperature above normal. Under the arm is 975 to 993 degrees fahrenheit or 365 to 374 degrees celsius.

Turn on the digital thermometer and lubricate the tip of the thermometer with petroleum jelly. Ive heard a variety of answers and am a little confused answered by dr. Most healthcare providers recommend taking a babys temperature rectally by placing a thermometer in the babys anus. Best infrared thermometer for babytheir.

How to take baby temperature in armpit.