May 12, 2014
Ear infections are a common problem in young children. Before prescribing antibiotics, doctors generally recommend watchful waiting to see if the infection will clear on its own. Parents often want to use alternative therapies during this waiting period. However, since infections often clear up on their own, it is easy to give credit to an alternative therapy when it actually had nothing to do with resolution of the problem.
Consumer Related Article:
Ear infection treatment: Do alternative therapies work?
Research Related Article:
Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2013 Jun;77(6):926-31.
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