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If a woman has syphilis and she is breastfeeding a baby, can the baby get syphilis from sucking and drinking breastmilk?

If a woman has syphilis and she is breastfeeding a baby, can the baby get syphilis from sucking and drinking breastmilk?

Syphilis treatment: Somewhere along the line during your pregnancy and the delivery of your baby you must have been treated for syphilis so breat feeding should pose no problem. ...Read more

Dr. Hunter Handsfield
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Syphilis (Definition)

A sexually transmitted disease involving a ...Read more


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Can you get syphilis If you are clean and you have unprotected sex with someone else who is also clean?

Can you get syphilis If you are clean and you have unprotected sex with someone else who is also clean?

No: Syphilis is a bacteria spread from one person to another. Syphilis doesn't magically appear, which means a person must catch it from another person who already has it. The concern is, "How does one know his or her partner doesn't carry syphilis germs caught from a prior sexual encounter? " ...Read more

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How can I get syphilis apart from sex?

How can I get syphilis apart from sex?

Transmission: Syphilis is spread when the bacteria called treponema pallidum enters the body through a break in mucosal membranes or skin (usually sex). Rarely it could be spread with direct non-sexual contact with an active lesion. A baby could become infected in utero or during labor. ...Read more

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Can syphilis get in your blood?

Can syphilis get in your blood?

Yes: Syphilis is transmitted by skin to skin contact with an infected sore called a chancre. Over time the organism causing syphilis (a spriochete) circulates through the blood stream of the host causing problems throughout your body. It is not passed by blood though from person to person. ...Read more

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As a female, can you get syphilis from being fingered?

As a female, can you get syphilis from being fingered?

No risk, no worry: In theory this could happen, but it would be extremely rare. Don't worry about it. ...Read more

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Who should get tested for syphilis? All married couples?

All pregnant women!: All pregnant women are screened for syphilis. Non-pregnant women may get tested on their own initiative or if their doctor recommends it. ...Read more

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Can I get syphilis by sitting on an infected toilet seat?

Can I get syphilis by sitting on an infected toilet seat?

Virtually impossible: When patients would tell me that they got an std from a toilet seat I would respond that this was a strange place to be having sex. Anything is possible, but you would have to postulate that someone deposited the organism there immediately before you sat down and that somehow it penetrated intact skin (which the treponema can do). This is highly improbable. ...Read more

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Do lots of people get quaternary syphilis, or is it unusual?

None: There is no quaternary syphilis. Tertiary is the last stage and is the most dangerous because it affects your nervous system. ...Read more

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Should I get retested for syphilis if my RPR test came back positive?

Absolutely: If whoever tested you is on top of things, you've already been advised to have a more specific test. ...Read more

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I sat on a wet chair in a restaurant. Is it possible to get syphilis from sitting on a wet seat? (wet substance unknown).

Why do you ask?: No. Syphilis is caught from direct contact to the primary lesion known as a chancre, or semen or blood direct to your skin. Some people can or have been known to get syphilis from saliva when there is a primary lesion in the mouth of an infected human. But, sitting any any fluid will not give you any std, let alone syphilis. ...Read more

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I went to get tested at planned parenthood I asked her about syphilis she said that I would have symptoms should I believe this and that I don't haveit?

I went to get tested at planned parenthood I asked her about syphilis she said that I would have symptoms should I believe this and that I don't haveit?

Syphilis: Nope. She is wrong. I don't mean to guess, but if your exposure is with men then you definitely need a test and maybe even testing every three to six months would be wise.

If your sexual partner is female then testing once is fine and then only repeating the test is you change partners or have other possible exposure.

The problem is that if your infection is in your mouth or anus no symptoms. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of syphilis?

Antibiotics: Single large dose of penicillin or Azithromycin usually cures syphilis. Some strains of syphilis bacteria are resistant to a number of antibiotics so follow up is required. Syphilis is usually cured when the intial syphilitic sore (chancre) has healed. ...Read more

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How do you get syphilis and how to get rid of it?

How do you get syphilis and how to get rid of it?

Sexually.: Transmission of syphilis occurs via direct contact with an infected lesion during sex. Syphilis can also be spread by kissing or touching a person who has active lesions on the lips, mouth, breasts, or genitals. It is treated with antibiotics, specifically benzathine penicillin g as an injection. Penicillin-allergic patients can use doxycycline. ...Read more

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I was wondering if I got syphilis how to get rid of it?

See your doctor: The antibiotic to be chosen and the route of administration and dosage and duration will depend upon the stage of the disease and your ability to tolerate a particular drug. Get treated asap, because late stage syphilis can be devastating. ...Read more

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How to get rid of a syphilis bump?

How to get rid of a syphilis bump?

Antibiotic treatment: Forgive my frankness -- if you believe this is syphilis, why are you even asking here? You need to get with a scientific practitioner -- any competent mainstream physician -- and get an accurate diagnosis and an appropriate antibiotic. If superstition or talk from a smiling charlatan is preventing you from doing this, you will pay with your health and perhaps ultimately your life. ...Read more

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How would you get a syphilis sore in the anus?

How would you get a syphilis sore in the anus?

From anal sex: If the guy was infected, you got it. ...Read more

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How likely r u to get syphilis from someone Who's had the antibiotics and has no lesions? Plus used a Condom

No risk: Assuming your partner's syphilis was treated with penicillin in the recommended dose, he was non-infectious within 24 hours of getting the shot and you are no longer at risk. If he received some other kind of treatment, double check with his doctor or yours. Good luck! ...Read more

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How do you get syphilis?

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 like illness as their only symptoms. Risk of transmission is estimated at 30% per contact during the contageous phaze. Infected women pass it to their babies during pregnancy in the first years they have untreated disease. ...Read more

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How long after exposure should I get tested for syphilis? I am so angry and humiliated.

About 2-5 weeks.: Treponemal antibody tests, like fta-abs and mha-tp usually become positive two to five weeks after the initial infection. These tests stay positive, even after therapy. The vdrl and RPR probably become positive before then. The fastest test would likely be the darkfield exam, but that needs a sample from the chancre, or fist lesion, and needs to be done 10 minutes after getting the sample. ...Read more

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Can you get syphilis from sharing a cigarette?

Syphilis is caused: By a bacterium called treponema pallidum. It is not spread by smoking a cigarette someone else has used or using the same eating utensils. Syphilis is spread when broken skin or mucus membranes come in contact with sores that contain the bacteria. Sores can be found in the vagina, anus, rectum ; external genitalia. There can be sores on the lips ; mouth. Infrequently kissing can lead to infection. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get syphilis and aids through oral sex?

Is it possible to get syphilis and aids through oral sex?

Yes: It is definitely possible to get syphilis from oral sex. Hiv is more rarely transmitted through unprotected (no condom) oral sex with men, and very rare with oral sex with women. People at risk ar emore likely to have bad gums or sores in their mouths that provide easier entry for the hiv. It is safer to to use condoms (men) or dental dams (women) for oral sex. ...Read more

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I've been infected for about 3 years with syphilis I wanna get treated now can I still have a baby?

I've been infected for about 3 years with syphilis I wanna get treated now can I still have a baby?

Syphilis, pregnancy: Something doesn't compute. You cannot self diagnose syphilis, and any doctor who diagnosed it would have made sure you were treated. If somehow it is true you have untreated syphilis, you certainly could become pregnant (syphilis doesn't cause infertility), but you definitely should receive penicillin before you become pregnant. Once treated, there will be no danger for pregnancy or the baby. ...Read more

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Can I get syphilis by touching the rash of the person with secondary syphilis rash?

Can I get syphilis by touching the rash of the person with secondary syphilis rash?

No risk, no worries: Syphilis is an STD. Although it can be transmitted from infected mothers to their unborn babies. In adults it is only transmitted by sex. Touching is not enough. Don't worry about it. ...Read more