shorter course of antibiotics for uncomplicated cases of acute otitis media (AOM)

Many experts now recommend using a shorter course ofantibiotics for uncomplicated cases of acute otitis media (AOM).

A recent analysis in JAMA shows that a 5-day course of oralantibiotics usually works as well as the traditional 10-day therapy.

Children usually feel better in 3 to 5 days...and the odds of arelapse with the shorter therapy is only slightly higher.

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