What temperature should your forehead be?

Rectal, Forehead or Ear temperature: 100.4 F° (38.0° C) or higher.
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Are you supposed to add a degree to a temporal thermometer?

Rectal temperatures are usually about 1 degree higher than oral temperatures and 1 1/2 degrees higher than axillary temperatures, but since you don't have to add a degree with ear or temporal thermometers, talking about adding or subtracting a degree can be confusing.
  • Is a temp of 99.3 a fever?

    Fever: We consider a reading of 100.4° or above a fever, when taken rectally. Oral Temperature: Oral temperatures are usually accurate only for children 6 years of age and older. Fever: We consider a reading of 99.3° or above a fever, when taken orally.
  • What is the temperature of a fever?

    Although a fever could be considered any body temperature above the normal 98.6 F (37 C), medically, a person is not considered to have a significant fever until the temperature is above 100.4 F (38.0 C). Most fever is beneficial, causes no problems, and helps the body fight off infections.
  • How do you bring down a fever?

    How can I reduce my child's fever without using medicine?
    1. Place a cool, damp washcloth on your child's forehead while she rests.
    2. Give your child a lukewarm tub bath or a sponge bath.
    3. Offer your child plenty of fluids and chilled foods, such as ice pops and yogurt, to help cool the body from the inside out and keep her hydrated.
    4. Use a fan.
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What is considered a fever with a temporal thermometer?

Your child has a fever if he or she: Has a rectal, ear or temporal artery temperature of 100.4 F (38 C) or higher. Has an oral temperature of 100 F (37.8 C) or higher. Has an armpit temperature of 99 F (37.2 C) or higher.
  • Is a temp of 99.3 a fever?

    Fever: We consider a reading of 100.4° or above a fever, when taken rectally. Oral Temperature: Oral temperatures are usually accurate only for children 6 years of age and older. Fever: We consider a reading of 99.3° or above a fever, when taken orally.
  • Is a 98 a fever?

    Information About Fevers. Normal body temperature is a range between 36.6-37.4 degrees Celcius (C) (97.8-99.3 degrees Fahrenheit (F)) in adults and 36.7-38.0 degrees C (98-100.4 degrees F) in children.
  • Where is the temporal artery located in the body?

    In human anatomy, the superficial temporal artery is a major artery of the head. It arises from the external carotid artery when it bifurcates into the superficial temporal artery and maxillary artery. Its pulse is palpable superior to the zygomatic arch, anterior and superior to the tragus.

Updated: 25th November 2019

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