Decongestants and antihistamines for acute otitis media in children.

  title={Decongestants and antihistamines for acute otitis media in children.},
  author={Cassie Coleman and Michael Moore},
  journal={The Cochrane database of systematic reviews},
BACKGROUND Acute otitis media (AOM) is a common and important source of morbidity in children, although the majority of cases resolve spontaneously. While frequently recommended, decongestant and antihistamine therapy is of unclear benefit. OBJECTIVES To determine the efficacy of decongestant and antihistamine therapy in children with AOM on outcomes of AOM resolution, symptom resolution, medication side effects, and complications of AOM. SEARCH STRATEGY In this updated review, we searched… CONTINUE READING