Infant Armpit Temperature Range
A normal body temperature for infants aged 02 years ranges from 979100.
Infant armpit temperature range. Sometimes babies and young children have higher body temperature ranges than adults for armpit and ear measurements. A common definition for fever using the rectal method is 1004 f while for the axillary method its 993 f. 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 keep in mind that an armpit temperature might not be accurate. Normal armpit temperature should be below 347 to 373 degrees celsius for rectal thermometers the normal range is 366 to 380 degreescelsius as always get in touch with a gp or healthcare professional if youre concerned.
An axillary temperature will normally be lower than a rectal temperature. 979 f to 1004 f 366 c to 380 c axillary. If an axillary temperature does not show a fever but your child feels warm and seems unwell take a rectal measurement. 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. Underarm temperature is considered the safest way to check the body temperature of children under 3 months old. A systematic review published in april 2000 in bmj found that there was wide variation between axillary and rectal temperatures. 978 f to 995 f 365 c to 375 c tympanic.
The armpit axillary method is usually used to check for fever in newborns and young children but its not as accurate as a rectal temperature.