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Study: Most kids’ ear infections can be treated with antibiotics

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What is that on Ryan’s nose? Ringworm? The bumpy red rash didn’t seem to bother the 5-year-old, but his mother, Georgina Rupnarine, of Philadelphia, brought him to see an ear, nose and throat specialist. The doctor didn’t know what to make of the rash, but as part of his routine examination, looked in Ryan’s ears and diagnosed him with an ear infection. The antibiotic the doctor prescribed for the ear infection also cleared up the nose rash. But the next month, both were back. The pattern continued, every month, for a year and a half: rash, ear infection, antibiotics, repeat. “The rash was lik…

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