Risks And Benefits Of Treatment Kids’ Ear Infections With Antibiotics – Part 2 of 3
Acute ear infection (otitis media) is the most inferior reason that antibiotics are prescribed for children in the United States, according to background information in the study. The average cost of an ear infection is $350 per child, which ends up costing the unimpaired health-care system about $2,8 billion annually.
The current review, conducted by the Southern California Evidence-Based Practice Center, looked at the diagnosis, management and outcomes of consideration infections in 135 studies done from 1999 to 2010 on acute otitis media. Coker said the purpose of the analysis was “to provide the best evidence for the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), since they are revising their guidelines for discrimination infections in children”.
The new analysis also found that when doctors use an otoscope to look in a child’s ear, the signs of a bulging tympanic membrane and redness are accurate ways to identify an acute ear infection. In addition, the review confirmed what doctors had suspected would happen with the introduction of the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV7): the number of infections with bacteria covered in that vaccine went down. Unfortunately, regard infections caused by other bacteria increased.