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armpit temp C.xox-mama Due October 22 (girl); 1 child; 1 angel baby; St Thomas, ON, Canada 1706 posts
19th Feb '13

do you add a degree?

[JadeLee] 1 child; Minnesota 12190 posts
19th Feb '13

No you just tell whoever you are telling it to that you took it in the armpit.



Average temperature for armpit is 97.6 and a fever is anything over 99.4.



You can add the degree though, it doesn't hurt, just tell them you did. In which case average is 98.6 and a fever is anything over 100.4.

[JadeLee] 1 child; Minnesota 12190 posts
19th Feb '13

I notice you are Ontario, are you using celcius?



Celcius normals for an axillary are 36.5 to 37.5. Anything over is a fever.

C.xox-mama Due October 22 (girl); 1 child; 1 angel baby; St Thomas, ON, Canada 1706 posts
19th Feb '13
Quoting [JadeLee]:" I notice you are Ontario, are you using celcius? Celcius normals for an axillary are 36.5 to 37.5. Anything over is a fever."


no i have a Fahrenheit one shes normally 97, but shes been at 100 + all day today :/ she was at 102.9 at one point and i just didnt know what to do cause i was told by my nurse not to fret unless over 103