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Here is a quick mnemonic “ACUTE TREATMENT to remember about Acute Otitis Media Treatment

This can be valuable for patients as well as medical doctors, nurses & students doing their clinical rounds. You can also find it very useful for med exams like USMLE, MBBS, NEET PG, FMGE, NExT, MCAT & NCLEX exams

Acute Otitis Media Treatment : How To Remember Easily ?

  • A – Antibiotics are indicated in certain cases of AOM.
  • C – Complications like mastoiditis are rare in AOM.
  • U – Use NSAIDs or acetaminophen for pain relief in AOM.
  • T – Topical agents may provide additional benefit for pain in AOM.
  • E – Effusions in the middle ear should resolve over time.
  • T – Tympanostomy tubes may be considered for recurrent AOM.
  • R – Refer to a specialist if condition doesn’t improve after antibiotic change.
  • E – Evaluate for postauricular tenderness or protrusion in mastoiditis.
  • A – Amoxicillin is the antibiotic of choice for AOM.
  • T – Treat adults with antibiotics, decongestants, and analgesics.
  • M – More children receiving antibiotics may experience adverse effects.
  • E – Ear findings with severe otalgia or fever warrant antibiotic treatment.
  • N – Nonsevere symptoms in children 2-12 years old may not require antibiotics.
  • T – Treatment duration varies based on age and severity of symptoms.


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