Myth #3: Oral v. Topical Antibiotics

The guidelines I’ve referenced all week state only TOPICAL antibiotic drops should be prescribed for most children with tubes and having subsequent infections. The full body exposure of oral antibiotics for these children is unnecessary.

See Summary Statement 11 of the full “Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery” journal article for more information.

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