'Wait and see' approach for ear infections

November 17, 2010 5:57:55 PM PST
There's a new approach to dealing with your child's painful ear infections without antibiotics.

If your child is suffering from an ear infection, your doctor may decide to "watch and wait" instead of giving them antibiotics.

New research in the Journal of the American Medical Association shows if 100 otherwise healthy children got ear infections, 80 would likely get better in about 3 days without antibiotics.