So, for the 15-20% who relapse you go on antibiotics for 10-14 days again, or you may find physicians using the tapering method. This is where your physician might ask you to go on antibiotics for a week or so, and slowly taper down the strength or amount of antibiotics over a month or so. You may also be asked to try a pulsing method which is similar except you might take antibiotics every other day while tapering down to lower levels of antibiotics. So, these methods will vary in time, so let’s assume it takes another 30 days. Now we’re up to what, 45 days?
I also fully agree that more must be done to return vacant housing to use, and the general taxation system must be changed to deter vacant properties. The 6 month exemption for vacant properties should be ended and if a residential property is empty for more than 12 months the local housing association should have the right to compulsory purchase the property at the market rate based on the condition of the property. Each council should be obliged to maintain a register of vacant properties and what actions it is taking to bring that property back into use. This should be available online and community councils should hold local authorities to account.