Update information

Update information

March 2022: We added a new recommendation on eardrops containing an anaesthetic and an analgesic (recommendation 1.1.5) because a licensed preparation is now available in the UK. We moved recommendations on non‑antimicrobial treatments earlier in the guideline. These recommendations are marked [2022]. We also made minor wording changes to reflect updated advice on the use of macrolides in pregnancy.

Minor changes since publication

May 2021: In recommendation 1.1.10, we clarified that children and young people who are at high risk of serious illness should be offered an immediate antibiotic.

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