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Normal auxiallary temp is for a child in both scales?
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David Escobar
Family Medicine
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In brief: Axillary 97 F, 36 C
The normal human temperature is 98.
6 degrees fahrenheit (+/- 1 deg is fine) or 37 degrees celsius (+/- 0.5 deg is fine). Under the arms, the normal axillary temperature is 97 deg f, 1-2 deg lower than oral (a digital thermometer may automatically adjust it up to the "oral" range). In celsius, 97 deg f = 36.1 deg c. Remember that body temperature naturally fluctuates a bit throughout the day.

In brief: Axillary 97 F, 36 C
The normal human temperature is 98.
6 degrees fahrenheit (+/- 1 deg is fine) or 37 degrees celsius (+/- 0.5 deg is fine). Under the arms, the normal axillary temperature is 97 deg f, 1-2 deg lower than oral (a digital thermometer may automatically adjust it up to the "oral" range). In celsius, 97 deg f = 36.1 deg c. Remember that body temperature naturally fluctuates a bit throughout the day.
David Escobar
David Escobar
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Dr. Dominick Barone
Pediatrics
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In brief: Actually.....
The reason people say axilllary is different than orally is different than rectal.
....Is because people don't hold thermometer in axilla or mouth properly or long enough to get accurate number....The 98.6 is actually the average human temp....You temperature can vary and does vary thought the day anywhere fromabout 97 to 101. Fever in a child is 101 or more.....

In brief: Actually.....
The reason people say axilllary is different than orally is different than rectal.
....Is because people don't hold thermometer in axilla or mouth properly or long enough to get accurate number....The 98.6 is actually the average human temp....You temperature can vary and does vary thought the day anywhere fromabout 97 to 101. Fever in a child is 101 or more.....
Dr. Dominick Barone
Dr. Dominick Barone
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