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(WZZM) - When your child has an earache, instinct says get to the doctor fast. But new guidelines say wait and watch.

The American Academy of Pediatrics now recommends parents monitor their children for at least three days before going to the doctor.

Researchers want you to see if the infection goes away on its own.

The reasoning behind the change is the overuse of antibiotics is creating a resistant strain of bacteria.

This approach is only if the ear infection is on one side and the symptoms are mild.

If a baby between six month and two years old has a high temperature and severe pain in the ear,go to the doctor.