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The Checkup Archive: Antibiotics

Studies show that for kids' ear infections, antibiotics work better than waiting

Being a parent these days sometimes entails this hypocrisy: Yes, I know overuse of antibiotics is creating superbugs that may soon conquer the universe. But please give some to my kid anyway. Now two new studies (bolstered by an accompanying editorial) in the New England Journal of Medicine demonstrate what we parents have suspected for years: When it comes to ear infections, antibiotics are in order.

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  | January 12, 2011; 5:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Antibiotics, Family Health, General Health, Infant health, Kids' health, Motherhood  
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