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​Most runny noses do not warrant antibiotics. But in certain cases, a pediatrician may prescribe antibiotics if a child is diagnosed with a bacterial sinus infection.

Pediatrician Ellen R. Wald, MD, FAAP, comes on the Healthy Children show on RadioMD to talk about what criteria pediatricians use to determine when it is a common cold and when a child is suffering a more serious infection that would benefit from antibiotics.

 

Last Updated
8/26/2013
Source
American Academy of Pediatrics (Copyright © 2013)
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