What is the normal body temperature range?

2015/12/28

Normal body temperature is specific to an individual. It is recommended that several readings are taken while healthy to establish an individual's normal baseline temperature.

The following ranges are generally considered normal temperature ranges. For specific questions regarding your individual health, please contact your healthcare provider.

  • Axillary (armpit): 94.5 - 99.1F
  • Oral (mouth):
    • Babies (0-2)-- 97.5-100.4F,
    • Children (Ages 3 to 10)-- 97.0-100.4F,
    • Young People and Adults (Ages 11 to 65)-- 96.6-99.7F,
    • Elderly People (Over the age of 65) -- 96.4-99.5F.
  • Rectal (Rectum) to age 5: 97.9 - 100.4F,
  • Ear: 96.4 - 100.4.