MCQ Pediatrics 23

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A 2-year-old child has had four episodes of otitis media within the last 6 months, all of which completely cleared after 10 days of appropriate antimicrobial therapy. You see him in your office following his most recent episode. A physical examination is completely normal at this time. You decide to attempt to reduce the number of recurrences.

Of the following, the best INITIAL intervention is to:

A) schedule myringotomy and insertion of ventilating tubes.
B) schedule adenoidectomy.
C) perform an allergy survey and consider allergy hyposensitization injections.
D) prescribe a single daily dose of amoxicillin or sulfisoxazole, especially during winter months.
E) prescribe a course of oral steroids to decrease swelling of the eustachian tube mucosa.


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