I would venture to guess that you wouldn't let your GP tell you how to treat your UC. Why let your GI tell you how to treat your cold? I am coming off as a radical anti-abx-er, and I'm really not, but seriously, DRs are out of control with prescribing abx.
Green phlegm does not mean you need abx:www.health.arizona.edu/health_topics/general_health/phlegm.html
52 yrs old, IBD diagnosis in spring '01. Proctitis, gastritis, ileitis.
generic Colazal (
6 pills/day), Sulfazine (1.5 g/day),
, folic acid, vit. D (2K iu), flax seed oil (2 tsp/day), psyllium (2 tsp daily), mesalamine enema as needed. Gluten free as of 5/30/11. Scope in 8/11 found no evidence of inflammation!