Normal Body Temperature For Infants Armpit
For infants 3 to 12 months old recommended options include a digital rectal axillary armpit or tympanic ear temperature measurement.
Normal body temperature for infants armpit. A systematic review published in april 2000 in bmj found that there was wide variation between axillary and rectal temperatures. An axillary temperature will normally be lower than a rectal temperature. A common definition for fever using the rectal method is 1004 f while for the axillary method its 993 f. A normal body temperature for infants aged 02.
The normal body temperature ranges using these devices are. Normal temperature in babies sometimes babies and young children have higher body temperature ranges than adults for armpit and ear measurements. 979 f to 1004 f 366 c to 380 c axillary. Although the average body temperature is 9860f 370c your normal body temperature might be slightly higher or lower.