Effect of recolonisation with “interfering” alpha streptococci on recurrences of acute and secretory otitis media in children
No one wants to quite come out and say it, but evidence strongly points towards antibiotic use as a contributing factor to recurrent ear infections. Antibiotics will destroy the normal bacterial flora that prevents other, pathogenic bacteria from being able to grow and thrive. All of this in light of the fact that antibiotics don’t even have much of an ability to shorten duration of an ear infection.
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