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Does amoxicillin treat/clear oral syphilis?

Does amoxicillin treat/clear oral syphilis?

Not reliable see MD!: Oral or elsewhere makes no difference. All syphilis is very dangerous and the ONLY recommended treatment is penicillin by injection; no oral Rx is reliable. If you think you have syphilis or exposed, do not self treat. See a doctor, preferably public health or infectious diseases expert. Do not cut corners; it could be life threatening, especially if HIV positive (as are most males with syph). ...Read more

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Can you get oral syphilis from licking a woman's feet?

Can you get oral syphilis from licking a woman's feet?

Syphilis: This mode of transmission is extremely unlikely unless there are open sores on the feet. An RPR blood test is still a good idea to check for syphilis. ...Read more

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How common is getting syphilis through oral sex? And what other STD are passed on through oral sex? is it common to catch STD through oral sex?

How common is getting syphilis through oral sex? And what other STD are passed on through oral sex? is it common to catch STD through oral sex?

Any STD can be: transmitted through oral sex, including syphilis, if the other person is infected (which they may not know). Gonorrhea, chlamydia and HPV(human papilloma virus) are more common than syphilis these days and can be transmitted this way, This is why use of condoms for oral sex, as well as anal or vaginal sex is so important. ...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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How likely is it for a syphilis chancre to first appear more than four months after any oral, anal, or vaginal sex?

How likely is it for a syphilis chancre to first appear more than four months after any oral, anal, or vaginal sex?

Not at all: It would have ocurred 4 mos ago. Usual primary lesion 10-21 days after infection, healing after 3-6 weeks if not treated. Reports of primary 90 days later should be treated with skepticism. No reports of chancre 120 days after infection. 2nd stage is, of course common at 4 months, but that is not a chancre. Clearly you are worried, so you should get checked. ...Read more

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How soon after contracting syphilis can you pass it on. I received oral sex and am now worried. I had sex with my partner the following night.

How soon after contracting syphilis can you pass it on. I received  oral sex and am now worried. I had sex with my partner the following night.

Syphilis: Syphilis usually will not show any symptoms for 15 days and it shows up as a painless ulcer on the vulva. You should be more worried about contracting hpv and herpes. The noth of you should be tested before you engage in sexual activity again. ...Read more

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Would giving oral sex to someone with syphilis quickly turn to neuro syphilis and would it show in standard blood tests if it were not passed vaginaly?

Would giving oral sex to someone with syphilis quickly turn to neuro syphilis and would it show in standard blood tests if it were not passed vaginaly?

No and yes: Neurosyphilis (also called tertiary syphilis) is a slow process. It usually occurs 3-15 years after the initial infection, if that infection is not treated. The standard test will detect syphilis, irregardless of how it was acquired. ...Read more

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Can i contract syphilis without sexual intercourse or oral sex?

Can i contract syphilis without sexual intercourse or oral sex?

Yes, rarely: The rash of syphilis as well as the chancre (the initial ulcer) both contain bacteria and so touching either of these with ungloved hands or from genital-frontal contact without penetration can result in transmission. Anal sex can also transmit syphilis. ...Read more

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Hello, is syphilis test VDRl conclusive at 4 weeks? I had only oral exposure without condom for 1 min max. No syphilis symptomes. Thx

Not Quite: https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003533.htm Short version - 4 weeks may be too early. Most doctors would repeat the test in another month; some might choose to prophylax with penicillin which is 100% effective against syphilis. ...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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I have brown spots on the front of my hands, looks like syphilis but i'm a virgin (no oral and never been kissed) so that can't be. What could it be?

Gee whiz: Skin lesions need to be seen to be understood and properly diagnosed. Syphilis skin problems are usually a manifestation of secondary or tertiary syphislis. See your doctor if you're concerned about the skin lesions. ...Read more

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Married male , i had intercouse with a man used condom no oral given or received but i did give a rim job, is this high risk for syphilis?

Married male , i had intercouse with a man used condom no oral given or received but i did give a rim job, is this high risk for syphilis?

It depends...: ...on meaning of "high risk". In North America or Europe, any sex with another male is about as high risk for syphilis as you can get. Rimming is lower risk than unprotected anal or oral sex, but it could happen. OTOH, the vast majority of such exposures don't result in syphilis. Most important, you used a condom for anal sex, which otherwise is the highest risk of all sexual exposures. ...Read more

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Does syphilis chancre initial appear in lip or finger? Do chancre appear on lip or mouth without oral sex or kiss?

Syphilis Chancre: appears at the location syphilis enters the body. It is a firm, round painless sore. It doesn't occur on the lip or mouth without exposure such as oral sex. Secondary syphilis appears as a rash that can occur anywhere on the body. ...Read more

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Can syphilis spread without a chancre present after oral sex with a male? Would it present as an upper respiratory infection 3 mos later?

Can syphilis spread without a chancre present after oral sex with a male? Would it present  as an upper respiratory infection 3 mos later?

Syphilis: Yes it can occur without a visible chancre. Upper respiratory infection 3 mos later would be very rare, but syphilis is known as the great masquerader and can present in almost any fashion. You should go and be checked for all STDs and stop having unprotected sex. Good luck and best wishes. ...Read more

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I'm having painless mouth sore - worried that it is syphilis or herpes infection, or oral cancer?

I'm having painless mouth sore - worried that it is syphilis or herpes infection, or oral cancer?

Simply: Have your own general dentist or an oral surgeon take a look at what you are describing so that you will know exactly what it is and whether or not it needs treatment. From what you describe it's unlikely it's any of the three things you mentioned. However, you should find out what it is and the only way to do that is to have someone personally examine you. ...Read more

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Painless mouth sore - worried that it is syphilis or herpes infection, or oral cancer. How do I get tested?

Painless mouth sore - worried that it is syphilis or herpes infection, or oral cancer. How do I get tested?

Oral Surgeon: Make an appointment with a local oral surgeon who will take a full medical history and examine your lesion. A biopsy may be necessary for a proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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Is brown spots all over body, scalp and face syphilis or another std? Had unprotected oral sex two months ago. Now itching all over.

Is brown spots all over body, scalp and face syphilis or another std? Had unprotected oral sex two months ago. Now itching all over.

Itching: You MUST set up an appointment to see a Gynecologist. he will listen to your medical story, examine you, and order tests. it may take a day or two to get the lab results but rest assured that your doctor will take care of you! ...Read more