Evidence Based Treatments for Acute Otitis Media in Kids

“The literature to date suggests that antibiotic use in young children with stringently diagnosed AOM appears to be justified, although benefits must be balanced with risk, particularly adverse events and bacterial resistance, and with a role for parental preferences. Improving the accuracy of diagnosis (e.g. training programs for otoscopy and cerumen removal), is thus an important mechanism for reducing inappropriate antibiotic use.”


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