Hi wowserclo, Debbie's suggestions looks good, I recall as a very young child my father opening capsules and tipping the contents into my ear for an ear infection rather than feeding them to me - I guess you'd need medical advice on that though.
If however you do need antibiotics, and I believe we do sometimes, be cheered. I was on 4 different kinds, gradually escalating to one with many very serious side effects, which did clear the infection but left me feeling weak, tired and unwell by mid-September. I could not take live yogurt (it anti-doted the antibiotic) and was concerned as according to my consultant I have absorption issues (?leaky gut?). I have however recovered steadily and now feel better than before, I think the infection crept up on me slowly and unnoticed because of the thyroid issues.
So, if you need them, don't worry, trust that your body with time will recover and like me you may find you then feel better than before.