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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.

Normal body temperature for infants armpit. An axillary temperature will normally be lower than a rectal temperature. Normal temperature in babies 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. A normal body temperature for infants aged 02.

964 f to 1004 f 358 c to 380 c. The normal body temperature ranges using these devices are. 978 f to 995 f 365 c to 375 c tympanic. For infants 3 to 12 months old recommended options include a digital rectal axillary armpit or tympanic ear temperature measurement.