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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in 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 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience in 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 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in 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 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience in Infectious Disease
Pencillin: Preferably with high-dose penicillin, either given by injection or infusion, depending on the stage.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience in 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 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience in 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 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
49 years experience in Dermatology
Antibiotics: Use the right kind of antibiotics would do. Let dermatologist help you, don't treat yourself.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in 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
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience in 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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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
8/100,000 people: He reported rate varies rising from 3/100, 000 inn 2001 to 8/100, 000 in 2009, the last year complete data is available.

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