A 32-year-old female asked about a female:
8month baby with right ear infection,fever for past two days @102f and fussy but appetite is good. is there anyway i can avoid antibiotics?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Generally: ear infections in children are treated with antibiotics due to risk of complication and hearing loss, although as many as half may be self resolving. A CBC blood test with or without a CRP may be helpful in determining if antibiotics can be avoided in a child with fever and fussiness.
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Last updated Jan 28, 2015
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