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Best To Leave Kids' Earaches Alone?

The best antibiotic treatment for common childhood ear infections may be no antibiotics at all. 

The new study found that 80% of ear infections among children would get better within three days without the help of antibiotics.  Doctors say that while in some cases antibiotics did cure infections more quickly, they also raised the risk of side effects, such as a rash or diarrhea. 

Researchers also found no evidence that newer, brand-name antibiotics worked any better than the generic kind.

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