Effect of conjugate pneumococcal vaccine followed by polysaccharide pneumococcal vaccine on recurrent acute otitis media
I realize that ear infections in infants and toddlers are about as common place as dirty diapers, but I feel that we are managing this condition completely wrong. Instead of recommending lifestyle changes such as common allergen avoidance (dairy, corn, wheat, soy) we are trying hard to come up with a vaccine. Also, antibiotic use destroys normal flora, and this destruction appears to change the flora in a negative way and predispose to further infection. This is despite the fact that antibiotics have very little impact on the course of the infection.