An 18-month-old child with no previous history of otitis media awoke during the night with right ear pain. The primary care pediatric nurse practitioner notes an axillary temperature of 100.5°F and an erythematous, bulging tympanic membrane. A tympanogram reveals of peak of +150 mm HS1U1B12S1U1B0O. What is the recommended treatment for this child?

An analgesic medication and watchful waiting

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