Symptoms And Symptoms Of Antibiotics And Streptococcus Pneumoniae

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Some common pathogens that cause HEENT infections are H. influenzae, Streptococcus pneumoniae, and Staphyloccoccus aureus. All three pathogens can cause conjunctivitis, H. influenza and Streptococcus pneumoniae are the main two pathogens that lead to acute otitis media (AOM), and H. influenzae and Staphylcoccus aureus are known to cause sinusitis (Cash & Glass, 2014). I would recommend a limited use of antibiotics in treatment of these diseases and other unconfirmed bacterial illness, due the increase chance of antibiotic resistance. Symptom management may be all that is required, and most children will improve without being prescribed antibiotic therapy. Watchful waiting for 48-72 may be the best choice to allow the patient to improve without antibiotic treatment (Cash & Glass, 2014). As providers, getting a whole history of the presenting symptoms and the duration of the symptoms will lead to better treatment outcomes for the patient.

Antibiotics should only be used in the pediatric population when there is a known presence of a bacterial infection and the benefits will outweigh the harms of administering the antibiotic (Murray & Amin, 2014). The practice of prescribing antibiotics when not necessary leads to drug resistance and adverse reactions, which is a major public health concern in the pediatric population. In the United States, it is estimated that well over 50 million ineffective and unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions are written for children each

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