March 7, 2013 12:00 AM

Melissa Arca: Ear pain doesn't always require an antibiotic

Aside from the usual cough, runny noses and congestion, an ear infection (or worry that their child might have one) is one of the most common reasons parents take children in to see the doctor. Pain from a congested or infected ear can be quite intolerable for children and can keep them (and their parents) up at night.

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