The Journal of the American Medical Association published a study this week that addresses the use of antiobiotics as a treatment for ear infections.  Researchers found little difference in the recovery time of children who were given antibiotics versus those who were not prescribed antiobiotics.  They also noted that side effects such as rashes and diarrhea can occur as side effects.

A previous study, also published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, found that the “wait and see approach” was just as effective for treating ear infections as antiobiotic prescription.