The doc is a quack!
A serious infection should show up in a low white count, and also in a severe temperature anomaly at the area of the infection.
While I agree that long term use of antibiotics to reduce inflammation is quackery, inflammation is a real cause of chronic illness. Antibiotics can be a short-term crutch. Dentists clearly believe antibiotics are good for the heart, since anyone with a heart history usually has to pre-medicate with antibiotics before any cleaning.
I see myself as an example of using inflammation control to improve my health.
Ten years ago, I was a physical wreck. I weighted 220lbs, couldn’t walk a couple blocks without heart pain, joint pain and exhaustion. I changed my diet to what turned out to be a low-inflammatory diet (gluten-free, carb-controlled), lost 50 lbs, changed my exercise routine and made a commitment to continue this.
Now, I can run regularly without pain. I feel younger and healthier.
Honestly, I am in better shape than I was in high school. Granted, I was a fat tub of goo in high school.