Don't prescribe antibiotics for otitis media in children aged 2-12 years with non-severe symptoms where the observation option is reasonable.
AAP/AAFP 2005 "Diagnosis and Management of Acute Otitis Media." Accessible at: http://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/clinical_recommendations/final_aom.pdf
Venekamp RP, Sanders S, Glasziou PP, Del Mar CB, Rovers MM. Antibiotics for acute otitis media in children. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2013, Issue 1. Art. No.: CD000219. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD000219.pub3. Accessible at: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD000219.pub3/pdf(onlinelibrary.wiley.com).
This recommendation is provided solely for informational purposes and is not intended as a substitute for consultation with a medical professional. Patients with any specific questions about this recommendation or their individual situation should consult their physician.
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