I have a cheat sheet here at home, so I thought I would share it with the Mom Buzz readers! Print it out and keep it with your medicines and thermometers.
Normal Range by Site:
Oral: 96.6 - 99.5 F
Rectal: 97.7 - 100.3 F
Axillary (under arm): 95.5 - 98.8 F
Arterial (forehead): 97.4 - 100.1 F
Ear: 96.4 - 100.4 F
Normal Range by Age (approximation):
0 - 2 Years - 97.5 - 100.4 F
3 - 10 Years - 97 - 100 F
11 - 65 Years - 96.6 - 99.7 F
Over 65 - 96.4 to 99.5 F
When your child has a fever and you call the doctor's office, let them know where you are taking the temperature!
I hope you don't need that information, but it is good to have this season!
And if you missed it before, here are three buzzworthy thermometers you may be interested in!
- Exergen Temporal Scanner Infrared Thermometer
- Braun Thermoscan Ear Thermometer (Model IRT 4520)
- ComfortFlex Vicks Thermometer (V966F-24)