4 months old boy | 2 years ago
Are antibiotics necessary for treating ear infections?
2 years ago
While we don't realise it at this stage, ear infections can take a pretty serious if they don't heal by themselves. The infection may eat away at the bone in the ear, and may even start eroding the brain tissue, manifesting in meningitis. This is, of course, a delayed result, and only if the ear infection is consistently ignored. Thus if you are hesitant about giving your child antibiotics, you could wait for around three days for the infection to clear on its own. If it doesn't, you should take your child to the doctor to get his opinion as to whether he needs to get started on an antibiotic course.