The Best Way To Treat Ear Infections

January 13, 2011 Updated Jan 13, 2011 at 4:30 PM EDT

By WKBW News

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January 13, 2011 Updated Jan 13, 2011 at 4:30 PM EDT

(WKBW/Cleveland Clinic) Doctors now say antibiotics may be the best way for young children to recover from an ear infection.

The results of a new study show using the antibiotic, amoxicillin worked better than just watching and waiting.

Researchers looked at children from 6 to 23 months old and found that the children receiving the antibiotic had a shorter duration of symptoms, less-severe symptoms, and when the pediatrician re-examined their ear, they no longer saw any signs of an ear infection.

Complete findings for this study are in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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