Antibiotics for Children

What is the recommended Antibiotic for Child with No Known Allergies?

Provide dose, frequency, mg., ml., length of treatment, number of dosing units.

What is the second line Recommended Antibiotic for Child with allergy to PCN Provide dose, frequency, mg., ml., length of treatment, number of dosing units.

When is Referral indicated?

What additional medications and or treatment strategies are recommended for treatment or symptomatic control?

What is the treatment change in a child with worsening symptoms at 72 hours after initiation of antibiotic?

When is outpatient 72 hour “observation” acceptable?

What modifications would be needed for the following children:

Four year old who is otherwise healthy
Child with immune deficiency
Child with two prior sinus infections
Child with cystic fibrosis

What other conditions would modify these treatment recommendations?

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