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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
No: Syphillis is not spread in the air like a flu or cold. Transmission requires direct contact with the germ.This can be as it passes mom to baby in her ... Read More
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Dr. Edward Cherullo
24 years experience Urology
No.: Syphilis is spread nearly completely by unprotected sexual intercourse. Very rarely the genital lesions or body fluid exposure can spread this diseas ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Not HIV or syphilis: With these test results plus continuing rash afer 2 weeks of doxycycline, you can be 100% certain neither HIV nor syphilis is the cause of the rash o ... 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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Dr. Richard Sarle
22 years experience Urology
Cure: Yes it can ! antibiotics !
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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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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
50 years experience Dermatology
Antibiotics: Use the right kind of antibiotics would do. Let dermatologist help you, don't treat yourself.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Blood test: Testing for syphilis is very simple. A blood test called and RPR can be done with the results being available in 24-48 hours. It is a good idea tested ... Read More
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