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Otitis Media: A SNAP with Nonprescription Analgesics


Provision of a safety-net antibiotic prescription (SNAP) along with guidance on how to treat children’s otitis media with nonprescription analgesics is an emerging strategy that could help reduce the development of antibiotic resistance.


Siegel RM et al. Treatment of otitis media with observation and a safety-net antibiotic prescription. Pediatrics. 2003;112:527–31.