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Taking Baby Temperature Armpit

Place the tip of the thermometer under your childs tongue toward the.

Taking baby temperature armpit. Use a digital thermometer orally if your little one can hold it still digital armpit ear or forehead thermometer. For older children and adults taking an oral temperature is perfectly fine. You can take your babys temperature by placing a thermometer in your babys armpit. A high temperature or fever is usually considered to be a temperature of 38c or above.

Your babys health care provider may ask you to take a rectal. How to take an armpit temperature. 4 years and up. To take an axillary temperature use a digital thermometer.

You only need to take your babys temperature when you think she has a fever or is ill. How do you take babys temperature. Use a digital thermometer to take a rectal or armpit temperature or use an ear tympanic or forehead tympanic thermometer. Either an oral or rectal.

Bear in mind that an external armpit reading can be as much as 2 degrees lower than an internal rectal reading. Your baby may have a high temperature if they. Turn on the digital thermometer. Feel sweaty or clammy.

All you need is a regular multi use digital thermometer. Feel hotter than usual to touch on their forehead back or stomach. Hold the thermometer to keep it in place and make sure they dont move around while the thermometer is underneath their. If you think your baby has a high temperature its best to check their temperature with a thermometer.

Turn on the digital. Take a childs underarm temperature the same way youd take your own. Some doctors recommend taking a childs temperature in his armpit which is called the axillary temperature. How to take your babys temperature when taking their temperature orally make sure its not been within 30 minutes of the child eating or drinking hot or cold food says dr donald macgregor a consultant paediatrician senior lecturer in child health and spokesperson for the royal college of paediatrics and child health.

As an alternative for people of any age you may take an axillary armpit temperature but this method is not as accurate as the others and should not be relied upon if youre worried the person has a fever. The rules for taking a babys armpit temperature choosing the correct thermometer. To take an accurate axillary temperature the thermometer point must fit snugly into your. How its done rectal temperature.

A normal temperature for your baby ranges from 976 f to 1003 f.