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Taking Baby Temperature Armpit

All you need is a regular multi use digital thermometer.

Taking baby temperature armpit. You only need to take your babys temperature when you think she has a fever or is ill. A normal temperature for your baby ranges from 976 f to 1003 f. Use a digital thermometer orally if your little one can hold it still digital armpit ear or forehead thermometer. Either an oral or rectal.

How its done rectal temperature. Use a digital thermometer to take a rectal or armpit temperature or use an ear tympanic or forehead tympanic thermometer. Turn on the digital thermometer. Hold the thermometer to keep it in place and make sure they dont move around while the thermometer is underneath their.

Feel sweaty or clammy. A high temperature or fever is usually considered to be a temperature of 38c or above. Your baby may have a high temperature if they. To take an axillary temperature use a digital thermometer.

Place the tip of the thermometer under your childs tongue toward the. Feel hotter than usual to touch on their forehead back or stomach. The rules for taking a babys armpit temperature choosing the correct thermometer. For older children and adults taking an oral temperature is perfectly fine.

Take a childs underarm temperature the same way youd take your own. You can take your babys temperature by placing a thermometer in your babys armpit. 4 years and up. Turn on the digital.

If you think your baby has a high temperature its best to check their temperature with a thermometer. For babies and children under five years of age taking a rectal temperature is most accurate. 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. Turn on the digital thermometer and lubricate the tip of the thermometer with petroleum jelly.

Some doctors recommend taking a childs temperature in his armpit which is called the axillary temperature. Bear in mind that an external armpit reading can be as much as 2 degrees lower than an internal rectal reading. How do you take babys temperature. To take an accurate axillary temperature the thermometer point must fit snugly into your.

Your babys health care provider may ask you to take a rectal.