Otitis Media


Definition

Pathophysiology

Diagnostics

Differential Diagnosis

Acute Treatment

  1. Observational approach (symptomatic Tx w/ analgesia only)
  2. Indications (empiric Tx w/ abx)
  3. Empiric Tx Abx regimen

Clinical failure (after 3 days Abx Tx)

Prophylaxis

Adjunctive therapy

Follow-Up

  1. In 4-6 wks if sxs resolve
  2. In 72 hrs if no improvement on Abx
  3. ENT referral
  4. Admit

Prevention

  1. Vaccinations
  2. Avoidance of modifiable risk factors when possible