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Are Painless Sores Always A Sings Of Syphilis
Need to know..what is syphilis risk of a guy touching his penis with sores and then fingering you?
Possible: It depends on the characteristics of the lesions but you are surely at risk. I would recommend abstaining from sexual activity involving this gentleman until he can be treated. Always be respectful to yourself and don't ever hesitate to tell a male "No." ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have painless two small lumps on my tongue near molar. Was wondering can syphilis start it's effect in 24hours?
Swollen papillae: The most common cause of tongue bumps are swollen papillae--the normal bumps that give your tongue a rough texture enabling eating, taste and temperature sensing. They may get irritated and slightly swollen related to stress or particular foods. Chronic irritation can cause of fibroma, or other benign cysts or even cancer may develop. Infections include HPV and syphilis, but not that fast. See doc ...Read more
Is this statement true?
"People are almost instantly rendered non-infectious by penicillin. Perhaps within a few hours of the first penicillin injection, and certainly within 24 hours you can transmit syphilis infection -- even though any open sores s
Not true: open fresh sores will remain infectious. Treatment should be completed and lesions healed to be considered non infectious. See ID specialist ...Read more
How do I differentiate between syphilis and chancroid? Whats the most secretive way of getting tested for either? There are many differences between the syphilitic chancre and chancroid:
i. Chancres are typically painless, whereas chancroid are typically
If : If you think you have a sexually transmitted disease, you need to go to a doctor and get tested and treated as soon as possible. You should also notify your sexual partners. In the future, you should practice safe sex by using a condom or barrier every time you have sex. Everything you say to the doctor is confidential. ...Read more
If a person with syphilis wipes semen and/or sores on a steering wheel, can I get it from touching that right after and rubbing eyes?
Far Fetched: The doctors here through lots of dramatic situations have stopped reacting to impossible or far fetched scenarios when it comes to the risk of infectious diseases. In the real world i cannot in any way see how the scenario you have described plays out. But, syphilis. Is caught from an infected sore skin to skin or direct blood or semen to skin. There is no transmission vector of inanimate objec. ...Read more
Is it likely for syphilis sores to appear on lips almost a year after possible exposure? Any other stds?
I have painless two red lump on my tongue, near molar. I gave cunnilingus 2 days ago without protection. Is there any chance it might be syphilis?...
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