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Health officials to urge no antibiotics for most ear infections

...with serious middle ear infections, known as acute otitis media. Symptoms include a minimum fever of 102.6 degrees...Antibiotics only will be considered if it's truly acute otitis media and not every abnormal-appearing ear," Lieberthal...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/03/03/liv_407579.shtml
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AP NewsBreak: Doctors to urge that not all kids get antibiotics for ear infections

...of what constitutes an ear infection, known as acute otitis media, also is expected to reduce antibiotic overuse for...Antibiotics only will be considered if it's truly acute otitis media and not every abnormal-appearing ear," said Dr...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/03/03/met_407585.shtml
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Goverment to parents: Stop asking for antibiotics!

...should settle for doctors' advice on treatments that will relieve symptoms while the infections run their course. Otitis media - middle-ear infections - are another area where antibiotics are misused. About half of these infections are caused...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/09/18/liv_388668.shtml
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How to tell if your child is really sick

...that represents the remnants of a cold is not a problem. -- A severe and persistent earache may be a sign of acute otitis media, a common ear infection, and merits a trip to the doctor. -- Redness in the whites of the eyes, yellow eye discharge...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/10/29/ent_243166.shtml
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Drugs losing their punch against kids' infections

...effective. That was always the bottom line." That's no longer always the case. The germ most commonly responsible for otitis media increasingly has become resistant to amoxicillin - the popular pink stuff - forcing Reiner and other pediatricians to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/04/07/tec_337292.shtml
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Capsules

...increase in a common childhood ear infection known as acute otitis media, Finnish researchers say. A program designed by the...Pediatrics. There were 24.5 million episodes of acute otitis media in the United States in 1990, a 250 percent increase...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/01/18/ent_307299.shtml
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Parent pressure cited in overuse of antibiotics

...antibiotics, in part because it can be difficult to distinguish between viral and bacterial infections. The ear infection otitis media, one of the most common maladies that a growing number of pediatricians believe does not require drug therapy, is...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/02/18/ent_253713.shtml
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Vaccine found effective against bug

...bug is also the leading cause of otitis media, the ubiquitous childhood ear...as bacterial blood poisoning and otitis media. Black said the vaccine reduced...especially welcome news for parents. Otitis media is a leading reason for children's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/09/26/tec_240146.shtml
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Nasal-spray flu vaccine looks promising

...18 percent in the untreated group. Those getting the vaccine were also 30 percent less likely to suffer fever with otitis media, a bacterial earache that often accompanies the flu in children. The results were first reported by The Associated...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/05/14/tec_228175.shtml
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