MedicalUncomplicated Otitis Media
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Child over 6 months of age presents with uncomplicated Otitis Media
 
 
 
 

YES








-Does the child have a fever with some ear pain.
YES
Are the parents able to recognize severe illness and bring back child to office if follow up in 48-72 hours is necessary?
YES
Discuss with parents the need to observe (watchful waiting)child for 48-72 hours give over the counter pain medications.
 
 



NO






 
Observe with no antibiotics.