I applaud you! One more SMART person trying to avoid antibiotics. My husband and I have cured medically proven strept throat with apple cider vinegar. We have had the throat cultures to prove we had it, and cured it. The vinegar was taken IN PLACE of the prescribed antibiotics. We never told the Dr what we were doing.
Take 1 tbl of apple cider vinegar, (not white vinegar) 3 times a day for 10 days. (Just like you would an antibiotic). For children try 1 tsp.
I did have one instance where the vinegar would not cure me. That time I used echinacea tincture. The bottle said one dropperful gargled and swallowed every hour for 24 hrs. I did it while I was awake. It worked!
Good luck! You are onto better health just for the decision to avoid the 'drugs'!!!