My sister went to the DR's for a sore ear 2 weeks before we went Over seas to a third world country. She got given antibiotics and decided not to take them, she googled them and decided she knew better. She ended up in hospital over seas with a burst ear drum.
In my opinion, if a dr doesnt explain why, then i would get a second opinion. However, if a dr told me to take some antibiotics I would probably take them, in my experience the dr's i have been to are fairly cautious.
I hope your son is feeling better.
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