No antibiotics!! Pour 2 drops each of essential oils of peppermint, lemon, tea tree (melaleuca), and oregano into a cup. Add boiling water and breathe in the steam. The tea tree and oregano are great antimicrobial oils as well as the others. In combination, the steam goes into my sinuses and kills the bacteria. This treatment has healed the infection several times now before it goes into my lungs. I do it about 3 times a day and get relief immediately. I stay very aggressive by taking garlic capsules (natural antibiotic) for only a couple of days and take sudafed and tylenol for the pain if it gets bad enough. But hit it right away, I don't get to needing the decongestant and analgesic stage much anymore.
When the water is cool, I put it into a diffuser to steam into the air. I use only food grade or therapeutic grade oils like those from Doterra or Young Life. I am not selling their products, but I want clean oils when I really need help.
The oils are great for my IBS and constant stomach spasms. Good luck.