Common pathogens for HEENT and respiratory infections

Use of antibiotics in the United States for HEENT and respiratory infections

Wheezing, asthma, and stridor

After completing your research, respond to the following questions:

What are some common pathogens that cause HEENT infections? Do you recommend a limited or an involved use of antibiotics in treatment of these diseases and other unconfirmed bacterial illnesses and why?

What are the standards regarding the use of antibiotics in pediatric population, and what assessment findings would warrant prescribing an antibiotic for HEENT or respiratory symptoms?

Do the etiology, diagnosis, and management of a child who is wheezing vary according to the child’s age? Why or why not? Which objective of the clinical findings will guide your diagnosis? Why? When is a chest x-ray indicated in this case?