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Running head: ANTIBIOTIC THERAPY TREATMENT FOR EAR AND THROAT PAIN 1 Antibiotic Therapy Treatment for Ear and Throat Pain Name: School: Course: Date:
ANTIBIOTIC THERAPY TREATMENT FOR EAR AND THROAT PAIN 2 In typical cases, ear and throat pain for children and adults is an indication of an infection. The most common symptoms of the infection include a sore throat, fever, ear ache, and a stuffy nose. In such a case, antibiotic therapy can work for both children and adult patients, but below are some guidelines that need to be followed, before and while offering the treatment. Firstly, the diagnosis of the symptoms is very crucial, towards ensuring that the pain is the result of an infection, noting that prescribing antibiotics wrongly is the main cause of antibiotic resistance (Hamre et al., 2014, p. 1). The standard care process for antibiotic therapy when treating ear and throat pain should start with taking some time to observe the symptoms, without the immediate prescription of antibiotic treatment (Mangione-Smith et al., 2015). The careful observation of the symptoms

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