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Body temperature: what’s normal when taking your child’s temperature
When your child is sick, you may need to take their temperature. But what if you don’t know what you’re looking for? Here is a guide as to what is a normal temperature. The range of temperature changes depending on where you take it from (orally etc.) and also changes depending on the age of the patient.
Normal ranges by site
|Axillary (armpit)||34.7 - 37.3 ⁰C||94.5 - 99.1 ⁰F|
|Oral||35.5 - 37.5 ⁰C||95.9 - 99.5 ⁰F|
|Rectal||36.6 - 38.0 ⁰C||97.9 - 100.4 ⁰F|
|Braun Thermoscan (ear)||35.8 - 38.0 ⁰C||96.4 - 100.4 ⁰F|
Normal ThermoScan ranges by age
|0 - 2 years||36.4 - 38.0 ⁰C||97.5 - 100.4 ⁰F|
|3 - 10 years||36.1 - 37.8 ⁰C||97.0 - 100.0 ⁰F|
|11 - 65 years||35.9 - 37.6 ⁰C||96.6 - 99.7 ⁰F|
|65+||35.8 - 37.5 ⁰C||96.4 - 99.5 ⁰F|