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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?

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Dr. Tanya Russo
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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