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Question: Secondary infection w/strep throat

 kari4242 - Sat Mar 01, 2008 9:01 am

My daughter is on Omnicef for strep throat and woke up w/fever, ear ache. Should I take her back to dr. for different antibiotic?
 Dr. Chan Lowe - Thu Mar 06, 2008 12:50 pm

User avatar Hello Kari4242,

Omnicef should be very appropriate to treat an ear infection. It may be that she has developed some pressure in her ear or an infection from a virus. Typically, ear pain will improve and an ear infection will clear within 24-48 hours in about 80% of cases.

If your daughter's ear does not begin to feel better in the next day or so it would be a good idea to have her evaluated to see if there is a different treatment, or less likely a different antibiotic she may need.

Best wishes.

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