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A 31-year-old female asked:

My 1 yo has been on zpack since sun. still has fever. this is 3rd ear infect in 3.5 mo & its a double. what should i do? ent? call md in morn

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mel Goldberg
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Don't panic: Use the zmax for 2 more days--if still feverish may need to switch to a different antibiotic--it sometimes takes 72-96hrs of treatment to show improvement.
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Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Parkanswered
Pediatrics 51 years experience
Call md in morn: Persistence of fever over 48 hours after the initiation of antibiotics suggests bacterial resistance. Z pack (azithromycin) is not a good choice for ear infection in infant.
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Last updated Apr 6, 2014

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