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Can You Get Syphilis From Drinking After Someone
If a woman has syphilis and she is breastfeeding a baby, can the baby get syphilis from sucking and drinking breastmilk?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No risk, no worry: In theory this could happen, but it would be extremely rare. Don't worry about it. Read more
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
None: There is no quaternary syphilis. Tertiary is the last stage and is the most dangerous because it affects your nervous system. Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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