Study: WASP approach urged for children's earaches

09/13/2006 | ABC News

While children commonly are given prescriptions for earaches, most of those ear problems would resolve themselves on their own over time, without medication, according to a new study. Researchers say that with concerns about the overprescribing of antibiotics, health care providers should move toward "wait-and-see prescribing," or WASP, and tell parents not to fill their antibiotic prescriptions unless the child fails to improve or gets worse 48 hours after the appointment.

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