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Ask your ped if they know for sure the ear infection is bacterial. If it's bacterial (and the overwhelming majority are not) then the antibiotics are an appropriate treatment. But, if it's viral (which almost all ear infections are) then the antibiotics are worthless.
Also, there was just a study that came out recommending that pediatricians stop giving antibiotics for ear infections because most are viral and therefore the antibiotics are ineffective and, the study showed that children got better just as quickly without them.
I would treat any discomfort with motrin and skip the antibiotics unless I knew for sure it was bacterial.
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