I don't know if it would help with strep or even the infection it seems you must have (with the blood cell count) but zycam really knocked out a cold I started to have last year, right before an important event. I know I had UC at the time, just not diagnosed yet.
The only trouble with it was it gave me a horrible taste constantly that took a couple of days to go away.
Potato... Female, 58, dx 11/07 mild left sided ulcerative colitis (50 cm)
asacol 3 3x a day, cortenema (generic) every other night
culturelle, benefiber wafers metamucil wafers, activia yogurt, spinach & sunflower diet, primadophilus reuteri
children's vitamin, Vitamin E 400 mg, omeprazole 2xday
oxazepam when needed, lomotil or ImodiumAD when needed
Yoga, meditation, The Work by Byron Katie, exercise at least 5 days a week