Sunday, 18 March 2012

Pediatrics - Pediatric Emergencies News Article | Who needs admission among infants with acute otitis media |3961771

Pediatrics - Pediatric Emergencies News Article | Who needs admission among infants with acute otitis media |3961771


We have had a few cases of acute otitis media in young babies & this dilemma always exists whether to admit & give intravenous antibiotics or oral antibiotics.Between me & referring pediatrician ,we take a joint decision of intravenous antibiotics in a neonate or very young baby.

This article describes below 2 months as very young babies who needed admission in their study.The older babies i.e. above 2 months were followed up out patient basis.Doing septic screening is also a valid point.

I always insist upon the parents the preventive aspect.No water should enter the babies ears for 4 weeks following infection & ear buds should never be used.As far as ear buds are concerned they should not be used in any baby or adults.Ear is self cleansing organ & people who produce lot of wax need ear suction done by a medical professional.

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