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Medicine For Quaternary Syphilis
None: There is no quaternary syphilis. Tertiary is the last stage and is the most dangerous because it affects your nervous system. ...Read more
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 treated with once-weekly intramuscular penicillin g for three weeks. If allergic, Doxycycline or tetracycline may be used, for a longer duration. These treatments can stop further progression, but not fully reverse damage already done. ...Read more
If I had syphilis and was taking valtrex, (valacyclovir) could it heal the bumps on the genital area or must you have herpes for that medicine to work?
Hello doctor, I had a vdrl test and it came out weak reactive. Does this mean I stil have syphilis? And what drug do u sugest, I am using doxycycline
Not always: VDRL is still time honored inexpensive test for mass screening of syphilis, some times will give false positive results, then need as in yours, more specific tests like like RPR, FTA-RBS etc type of tests are needed Check with your doctor, Doxycycline may not be right drug, First diagnosis has to be established before undergoing any treatment. ...Read more
My sis has been acting delusional and paranoid. She acts like she is on drugs, bipolar or schizo but is it possible she is going crazy from 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
More than u think...: Though overall statistics paints a relatively low number, in certain populations such as msm (men who have sex with men) in urban centers, syphilis rates are disturbingly high - in 2010 the cdc estimates it to be 44 times higher than other men and 40 times that of women. It is also important to remember that co-infection with HIV is not uncommon, so get tested for both! ...Read more