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A 30-year-old female asked about a female:

9 mo fluid in ear is getting yellow & eardrum looks red. should i start her on septra (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) right away or wait it out? fluid not infected last week @ ent.

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Dr. Michael Jelinek
Infectious Disease 40 years experience
Wait and see ENT: It has been determined that for many years ear infections have been treated too frequently with antibiotics when most will resolve without antibiotics.
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