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Antibiotics for kids ear infections: When to use?

Indicators of an early infection at a age – – before a child can talk – – can include tugging at the ears, crying a lot more than usual, ear drainage, problems sleeping and hearing and balance problems. If pain is present, the new guidelines recommend the clinician should recommend pain relievers at first. Antibotics like amoxicillin should only be given to kids identified as having an ear illness who are showing serious symptoms – – such as pain and swelling – – for at least 48 hours or anyone who has a fever higher than 102.2 degrees Fahrenheit. Kids with an eardrum rupture also needs to get immediate antibiotics. For others who don’t have the described symptoms, the academy suggested doctors consider option diagnoses, with a mechanism in place where the child will get antibiotics if the she or he does not improve within 48 to 72 hours.