• Acute otitis media (AOM) often does not need antibiotic treatment in the first 24 hours of symptoms. Analgesia should be provided. • Recurren AOM (three or more episodes of AOM within a six-month period) should be treated. • Otitis media with effusion (OME) present for at least three months and associated with conductive hearing loss should be treated. • Otitis media associated with damage to the drum or ossicles needs to be treated. • Biofilm is thought to be an aetiological factor in chronic OME.
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - Aug 2005|