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Doctor insights on: Oral Penicillin And Syphilis

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What happens if you can't have a penicillin shot for syphilis?

What happens if you can't have a penicillin shot for syphilis?

Doxycycline: Doxycycline for 2-4 weeks is recommended if penicillin cannot be given, or sometimes ceftriaxone. However, penicillin is by far the best drug. If you had a severe penicillin allergy in the past, then probably penicillin should be avoided. Otherwise, it still might be the best choice for you. Discuss it with your doctor or, even better, an infectious diseases or STD specialist. ...Read more

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If you were unknowingly infected with syphilis and taking penicillin for oral surgery could that inadvertently cure the syphilis infection?

If you were unknowingly infected with syphilis  and taking penicillin for oral surgery could that inadvertently cure the syphilis infection?

Couldn't hurt: Chances are that the antibiotic will help treat the problem; however, you probably need a longer and stronger dose to cure syphilis. The antibiotic circulates in your blood to fight bacteria. It doesn't really care where the bacteria is in your body. The real question is are you taking a strong enough dose? Only your md knows for sure. ...Read more

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What happens if you can't have a penicillin shot for syphilis?

Doxycycline: Doxycycline for 2-4 weeks is recommended if penicillin cannot be given, or sometimes ceftriaxone. However, penicillin is by far the best drug. If you had a severe penicillin allergy in the past, then probably penicillin should be avoided. Otherwise, it still might be the best choice for you. Discuss it with your doctor or, even better, an infectious diseases or STD specialist. ...Read more

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

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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On average, how long will a penicillin injection take to cure secondary syphilis?

On average, how long will a penicillin injection take to cure secondary syphilis?

7 days: 1 injection of benzathine penicillin will cure secondary syphillis. It will maintain blood levels of penicillin for over 15 days. It takes 7 days of continuous penicillin levels in the blood to cure secondary syphillis. ...Read more

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Is their a alternate treatment for syphilis besides penicillin?

Is their a alternate treatment for syphilis besides penicillin?

Syphilis: Yes. But they are not as effective. Many doctors will treat with the second line therapies unless there is brain involvement or a treatment failure to eradicate the syphilis. In this event they work to temporarily desensitize the patient of their penicillin allergy and then give the better treatment. ...Read more

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How long does a penicillin injection take to combat secondary syphilis?

Syphilis treatment: It is thought that with the appropriate penicillin shot to treat a syphilis infection that one is less likely to be contagious within seven days post treatment. But, if one has other infections or has neurosyphilis they will likely need more than on treatment. ...Read more