Guidance offered on when to treat ear infections

02/25/2013 | CNN/The Chart blog · USA Today · Medical News Today

Antibiotics for acute otitis media should only be prescribed in children ages 6 months and older presenting with serious signs or symptoms, the American Academy of Pediatrics said. The group's revised ear infection guidelines, published in the journal Pediatrics, advise a diagnosis of acute ear infection only if the eardrum is moderately to severely bulging or if there is discharge leaking from the ear.

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