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treatment for syphilis in women

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
25 years experience Dermatology
Yes and no: As long as mom got adequately treated it is possible that she will have an uncomplicated pregnancy and baby will be fine. However, if the infection h ... Read More
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
50 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: As long as pregnant mother gets proper treatment and follow-ups.

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Corrado
41 years experience Family Medicine
Penicillin: Injectable(intramuscular) penicillin remaims the treatment of choice for all stages of syphilis. If the patient is penicillin allergic, other choices ... Read More
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Dr. Brian Enggano
12 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Penicillin: The treatment for syphilis is penicillin, which is an antibiotic. It is usually given as an injection. Sometimes you may need more than one injectio ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Depends: Rx for syphillis depends on the type, newborn or acquired;stage, early or late and complications. Penicillin is the primary drug treatment. Managemen ... Read More
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Dr. Gregory Lewis
44 years experience Urology
Penicillin shot: If caught early, syphilis may be cured with antibiotics. A single dose of penicillin injected into the muscle is extremely effective in treating the e ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Saul Hymes
15 years experience Pediatric Infectious Disease
Penicillin: Syphilis is treated with penicillin, usually via intramuscular injections. One shot for early disease and three shots (one weekly for 3 weeks) for lat ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Valentin Drezaliu
20 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: For early stages it is a single shot of antibiotic. For complicated stages the treatment may vary from 3 shots to IV antibiotics.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Depends on form: The preferred treatment for newly acquired (primary)syphillis is a single dose of penicillin g with avoidance of sexual activity until any primary lea ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Not if treated: You ought to follow up with your doctor to ensure that treatment was successful. It may require serial tests. If the treatment is successful, you will ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
28 years experience Pathology
IV Penicillin.: Late infections need IV penicillin for at least 10 days. If the patient is allergic Ceftriaxone can be used. Other kinds of late disease may be trea ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Leander Po
18 years experience Infectious Disease
Clarify please---: "end stage" syphilis is not considered a diagnostic classification. We classify syphilitic infections based on: 1) time from 1st infection (early, lat ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Syphilis: Yes. But they are not as effective. Many doctors will treat with the second line therapies unless there is brain involvement or a treatment failure to ... Read More

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