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does syphilis go away on its own

A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Usually 5-10 days: The rash sometimes becomes more prominent in the first 1-2 days after penicillin injection, but then improves rapidly. It should be clearly better in ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
57 years experience Dermatology
NEVER: If you have 2nd stage syphilis, get correct therapy. Clobetasol is not good for syphilis.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
58 years experience Neurology
Yes: In the past when syphilis was common, the so called tertiary type occurring years later in the course of disease caused the so called gpi (general par ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Yes - neurosyphilis: Neurosyphilis (tertiary phase)can present as delirium, dementia, mania, paranoia or psychosis. Encephalitis can present in the quaternary phase.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
It still does: About a third of people with untreated syphilis eventually suffer brain damage, and this often takes the form of general paresis, a horrific brain dis ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Germ can be killed: The germs of syphillis can be cured with antibiotics. If that germ has injured or destroyed some tissues in your body those tissues may or may not be ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
36 years experience Infectious Disease
A myth: There's no such thing as "black syphilis." it's an old myth, perhaps told to soldiers to keep them from having sex with locals.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
36 years experience Infectious Disease
Pencillin: Preferably with high-dose penicillin, either given by injection or infusion, depending on the stage.
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Exposure to germ: Syphillis is usually transmitted sexually thru contact with an infected person. That person may be asymptomatic and or have thought they had a flu lik ... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Peniccilin: Good old fashioned penicillin is still the standard first line treatment for syphilis. For people with an allergy to penicillin there are other antibi ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Skin to skin contact: Syphilis is spread via skin to skin contact with an infected painless sore called a chancre. If the infected sore come into contact with another perso ... Read More
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