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How does one prevent syphilis?

How does one prevent syphilis?

Monogamous sex: Syphillis is one of the silent but deadly killers that has been around forever. It is still quite sensitive to penicillin, but its ability to pass unnoticed during sexual contact and masquerade as many other ailments (flu, dermatitis) often leads affected people to ignore early symptoms and spread it without realizing they have it. Condoms and spermacidal agents offer not real protection. ...Read more

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Syphilis (Definition)

A sexually transmitted infection that can cause serious health problems if ...Read more


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How can one prevent syphilis?

How can one prevent syphilis?

Be careful: Only have sex with a partner that you know well and trust fully. Using a condom will also drastically lower your risk of acquiring an std. ...Read more

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How does one prevent orchitis?

How does one prevent orchitis?

Random mostly: Since orchitis is mostly from bacterial infection and is somewhat of arandom occurrence, there isn't much to do in the way of "prevention". If you are diabetic and more prone to infection, i would say that good diabetes control would be important in reducing infection risk in general. ...Read more

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How does one get herpes?

How does one get herpes?

Sexual contact.: Herpes infections are actually very common. By the time you are sexually active, there is about a 40% chance that you have been exposed to herpes type 1 or 2. Most people you have herpes will not know it, yet they can transmit it to others. Some people actually get an outbreak and rarely some individuals get frequent outbreaks. Limit your sexual partners to as few as possible. ...Read more

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How does one diagnose syphilis?

How does one diagnose syphilis?

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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How fast does herpes infection spread after kissing how many days does it take for symptoms to show?

How fast does herpes infection spread after kissing how many days does it take for symptoms to show?

Misinformed?: 90% of those who get herpes never get 'symptoms'. Herpes infections take weeks to take hold. Herpes is now only accurately diagnosed by blood test. ...Read more

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How long can it take for herpes simplex 2 to show up. How can I prevent future beeakouts?

How long can it take for herpes simplex 2 to show up. How can I prevent future beeakouts?

2 to 7 days: Will take less than a wk to hepes simplex ii infection , once get infected stays in the body for ever , anti viral drug Acyclovir will not cure but will help in acute attacks ( break outs ). If you are infected like 30 million american , you must inform your partner , use of condoms will reduce the incidence bur will not prevent 100% , almost half million new cases are added in usa. ...Read more

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How does one contract mrsa?

How does one contract mrsa?

I might add: Mrsa is found on most people common in nasal passage ways, but is usually kept in check with other bacterium. ...Read more

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How can I prevent herpes?

How can I prevent herpes?

Abstinence,contracep: Use contraception or abstain from sexual intercourse with an individual known to be exposed. ...Read more

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How long does it take for huntingtons disease to kill u?

How long does it take for huntingtons disease to kill u?

Decades: Most patients with huntington's disease develop symptoms in their 40's or 50's, although for some it is much earlier or later. Once symptoms are present the disease course is somewhat unpredictable, but most patients will survive for many years. Here is a site with resources regarding this disease: www.Hdsa.Org. ...Read more

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How does one get Aids ?

How does one get Aids ?

Unprotected sex: Aids is spread during unprotected anal, vaginal or oral sex with a partner who has AIDS. It is not spread through the air, on doorknobs or toilets, etc. So you have to work a little to get it. If you are unsure about your partner in sex, always protect yourself. ...Read more

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How does one prevent pregnancy induced gingivitis?

How does one prevent pregnancy induced gingivitis?

Don't get pregnant..: Sorry...There is no way to prevent or to even predict that everyone and anyone who gets pregnaat will have pregnancy gingivitis. When having a child...Your body goes thru so many hormonal changes...Gingivitis is minor. Although annoying the things you can do to help yourself is use a gentle toothbrush, avoid the whitening toothpastes and try to floss with regularity.. Good luck and congrats. ...Read more

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How does one contract ringworm?

How does one contract ringworm?

Physical contact: Ringworm is a contagious skin infection that is actually caused by a fungus and not by a worm. It is spread by direct contact with an infected person or animal and has also been known to spread by contact with contaminated personal items like towels and sports equipment. See you family doctor or dermatologist to confirm the diagnosis, as well as for treatment. ...Read more

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How long does it take for genital warts to develop?

How long does it take for genital warts to develop?

Depends: Some people whose local and systemic immune response is compromised may develop genital warts in a matter of weeks, whereas those whose immune system is strong, may never develop any visible warts. ...Read more

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How does one treat ocular herpes?

How does one treat ocular herpes?

Topical antivirals: Of a variety of types are effective in active keratitis. I do not think it is clear that adding oral Acyclovir adds anything more. ...Read more

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How can one prevent diabetes?

How can one prevent diabetes?

Exercise, diet: Only type 2 diabetes is known to be preventable. Maintaining a normal weight is the biggest key factor. Beyond that, exercise defined as 30 minutes brisk walking 5 times weekly has been shown to delay or prevent diabetes. Eating a diet low in refined/simple sugars is also worthwhile. ...Read more

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How much time does a penicillin injection take to cure secondary syphilis?

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How much time does a penicillin injection take to cure secondary syphilis?

Here are some ...: If 1 year, give 3 weekly doses. Of course, need to be monitored with RPR / VDRL at 1, 3, 6 & 12 months after treatment. Besides, take on practicing safe sex and low-risk healthy lifestyle without obsession. ...Read more

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How does one get porphyria?

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How does one get porphyria?

Inherited: Typically inherited problem in the breakdown of red blood cells, in particular heme. The abdominal pain and crises can be set off by medications, alcohol, or low calorie diets. Medications that cause include but are not limited to barbiturates, anticonvulsants, estrogens, oral contraceptives, or even supplements (chromium for example). ...Read more

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How does one prevent syphilis?

Monogamous sex: Syphillis is one of the silent but deadly killers that has been around forever. It is still quite sensitive to penicillin, but its ability to pass unnoticed during sexual contact and masquerade as many other ailments (flu, dermatitis) often leads affected people to ignore early symptoms and spread it without realizing they have it. Condoms and spermacidal agents offer not real protection. ...Read more

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How can one prevent syphilis?

Be careful: Only have sex with a partner that you know well and trust fully. Using a condom will also drastically lower your risk of acquiring an std. ...Read more

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The chances of contracting syphilis from one time?

Can't give you a #: All sexually transmitted diseases are acquired from one sexual encounter, whether it was you first or your 100th. It's just the luck of the drawn--you you were with, and wihat you did. That's why it's best to always play safe. ...Read more

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If I was treated with the appropriate shot of penicillin one day after possible exposure to Syphilis, is this enough to cure it?

If I was treated with the appropriate shot of penicillin one day after possible exposure to Syphilis, is this enough to cure it?

STD prophylaxis: Syphilis is very susceptible to penicillin, and the prophylactic dose is sufficient to protect, but a sustained blood level is given by only certain types of penicillin, so check with your physician to see which kind was given. ...Read more

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How does one diagnose syphilis?

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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How does one comfort someone with syphilis emotionally and psycholigicallt without having them feel guilty?

Empathy: Try to listen with as much empathy as possible, meaning trying your best to understand how your friend is experiencing this difficulty. Be calm, caring, compassionate and remember empathic listening is a powerful tool to help lessen worry. Your a good friend. Best. ...Read more

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How many types of tests there are for syphilis and what are the window period for each one of them?

Syphilis tests: There are a number of different tests for syphilis. Some are just rapid screens that don't actually test for the germ but have been shown to be highly accurate. These are the RPR & VDRL tests. Then, there are tests for the antibody, which is the signature that the body has "seen" the organism. Those are FTA tests. Then there is microscopy to actually look for the germ. Newer tests have come out 2. ...Read more

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If you have chlamydia and didn't know you had syphilis could that one treatment cure both of those stds?

NO: 2 different antibiotics please see your doc asap because you must get the syphilis treated properly and do followup testing as if it is not treated or inadequately treated in will over time develop into 2nd and then tertiary syph which should b=never happen now adays. ...Read more

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If you've never been sexually active (at all), it is possible to contract syphilis? Can one get syphilis canker/cold sores inside the lip from kissing

If you've never been sexually active (at all), it is possible to contract syphilis? Can one get syphilis canker/cold sores inside the lip from kissing

Yes and yes: Although it is rare with present prenatal screening you can inherit syphilis at birth. It is possible but extremely unlikely that you could get it through kissing, (the donor would have to be at just the right phase with germ in the blood and really bad gum disease).Most mouth sores are rather benign and self heal. These are reasonable questions, but exceedingly unlikely to happen. ...Read more

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Herpes, syphilis, or Hiv? One day after having unprotected oral sex got tingling burning tongue/vagina. 10 days later got 1 big purple bump on pubic

Herpes, syphilis, or Hiv? One day after having unprotected oral sex got tingling burning tongue/vagina. 10 days later got 1 big purple bump on pubic

Get tested: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful answer without examining you and doing some tests. Some of the tests may need to be repeated later. It would be prudent to see a doctor for an evaluation and get tested. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more