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As a pediatrician, I usually recommend that highly-motivated parents go right to the source, in this case the American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines for treatment of otitis media. https://www.aap.org/en-us/about-the-aap/aap-press-room/pages/AAP-Issues-New-Guidelines-on-Treating-Ear-Infections-in-Children.aspx The language can be a but thick, but it's as ...


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Correlation does not equal causation. It is a difficult concept to accept, because we seem to see it and experience it every day. It is a bit like infections with a fungus (say tinea pedis): some people are predisposed to it, others are not. The fact that they take medicine for it is entirely beside the point; this is a correlate to being ill. But the use ...


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I've never seen anything reputable suggesting that it is substantially more likely to get a new ear infection after a properly used antibiotic regimen (ie, the child took it for the full length of treatment indicated by the doctor). There's a potential mechanism for that to be possible, which I'll mention later, but it seems unlikely to me. There are ...



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