From Parenting 24/7: University of Illinois Extension


Doctors: Skip antibiotics for child ear infections

Posted Jan 18, 2007.

That familiar tug on his ear or restless night sleep is usually the sign that little Baedden Pollett has another ear infection. The 2½-year-old has had more of them than his parents can count. Sometimes, his doctor prescribes antibiotics. But in many cases, his parents have waited it out, using Tylenol, warm baths and some extra tender loving care to ease him through it. And he recovers on his own.

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