Most children with uncomplicated acute otitis media (AOM) will recover fully without antibiotic therapy. When antibiotics are needed, a number of different drug classes are available for treating acute ear infections. Amoxicillin is a penicillin antibiotic and the drug of first choice. Other antibiotics are available for children who are allergic to penicillin or who do not respond within 2 - 3 days.
Duration. If a child needs antibiotics for...Read more