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OTITIS MEDIA - ACUTE (PEDIATRIC)
Otitis media is a general term used to describe inflammation of the middle ear which may be caused by an acute infection.
The symptoms are usually nonspecific and include otalgia (pulling of ear in an infant), irritability, otorrhea with or without fever.
Symptoms of upper respiratory tract infection may also be present

Patient Education

Parent Education
  • Advise parent/caregiver on preventable risk factors
  • Pain must be addressed regardless of the need for antibacterial agents, especially in the first 24 hours of illness
  • Review the risks (eg side effects, antibiotic resistance in the community)
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