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Are there alternative therapies for ear infection?

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Dr. Paul Williams
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
No treatment: Ear infections may not require any treatment at all. Most resolve with time, and treatment may only be necessary if complications arise or the patient is moderately ill with the infection.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Depends: The red blush of an ear drum on exam may represent a simple reflex & not a tru infection.Far too many kids are put on abx when they have a fever & no other source. Some ear infections are viral & self heal in a few days, some are caused by nasty pus creating germs that will eat away at kids & cause problems if untreated. A good dr will treat the later agressively, ignore it & face the consequences.

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