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How many degrees do you add to an underarm temperature reading?

My son hasn't been feeling well today and his underarm temperature is 98.9. How much do I add to this? And is there anyway I can get it down without waking him up?

 
Krystal.Ingalls

Asked by Krystal.Ingalls at 11:37 PM on Oct. 8, 2009 in General Parenting

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  • This is a good question I wasn't sure so I did some research and found this article.  Hope it helps heres the link:


    http://parenting.ivillage.com/baby/bhealth/0,,3q7q,00.html

    luvmygrlz

    Answer by luvmygrlz at 12:06 AM on Oct. 9, 2009

  • Add 1 degree to under arm temps.
    NightPhoenix

    Answer by NightPhoenix at 12:06 AM on Oct. 9, 2009

  • I always thought you added one, but when my son was in the nicu they took his temperature under the arm all the time and never added a degree.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:10 AM on Oct. 9, 2009

  • i always heard add one degree, and my dd pediatrician and her dr and the urgent care said add one too.

    rectally, you dont do anything people say subtract one, but you do not subtract a degree.
    MomNbabyGirl009

    Answer by MomNbabyGirl009 at 12:30 AM on Oct. 9, 2009

  • +1 under arm, as it reads in the mouth, -1 in the butt.
    jesse123456

    Answer by jesse123456 at 8:26 AM on Oct. 9, 2009

  • Thanks everybody!! =)
    Krystal.Ingalls

    Answer by Krystal.Ingalls at 3:43 PM on Oct. 9, 2009