Know When to Hold Off on Antibiotics for Acute Otitis Media

The focus on judicious use of antibiotics will bring up questions about treating acute otitis media in kids.

We know antibiotic benefits don't always outweigh risks.

In fact, about 20 kids need to be treated with antibiotics to prevent one from having ear pain after 2 or 3 days. But one in 14 kids treated will have diarrhea, vomiting, or rash.

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