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I used protection but I got syphilis. How is this possible?

I used protection but I got syphilis.  How is this possible?

Protection relative: Condoms, spermacides, washing parts, etc. Do not protect you against syphillis. Only avoiding contact with an infected parter can protect you. Transmission rates run 30% or so per exposure with an infected partner., . ...Read more

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Syphilis (Definition)

Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease involving a ...Read more


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I have painless two red lump on my tongue, near molar. I gave cunnilingus 2 days ago without protection. Is there any chance it might be syphilis?...

I have painless two red lump on my tongue, near molar. I gave cunnilingus 2 days ago without protection. Is there any chance it might be syphilis?...

Yes: Not impossible. I'd see a doctor and get it checked out. Syphilis is sort of rare but is still around. The good news is that it is easy to test for and very easy to kill when it is caught early. but it also may be nothing at all.. maybe you bit your tongue or something. ...Read more

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Can syphilis be cured?

Can syphilis be cured?

Germ can be killed: The germs of syphillis can be cured with antibiotics. If that germ has injured or destroyed some tissues in your body those tissues may or may not be able to recover after treatment. ...Read more

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What is black syphilis?

What is black syphilis?

A myth: There's no such thing as "black syphilis." it's an old myth, perhaps told to soldiers to keep them from having sex with locals. ...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 is syphilis treated?

Pencillin: Preferably with high-dose penicillin, either given by injection or infusion, depending on the stage. ...Read more

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How do you cure syphilis?

Peniccilin: Good old fashioned penicillin is still the standard first line treatment for syphilis. For people with an allergy to penicillin there are other antibiotics available. Syphilis is a treatable std. Get tested. ...Read more

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How does syphilis spread?

How does syphilis spread?

Skin to skin contact: Syphilis is spread via skin to skin contact with an infected painless sore called a chancre. If the infected sore come into contact with another person during any type of sexual activity then the other person is at risk and should be tested. ...Read more

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How do syphilis sores heal?

Antibiotics: Use the right kind of antibiotics would do. Let dermatologist help you, don't treat yourself. ...Read more

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Is syphilis spread in the air?

Is syphilis spread in the air?

No: Syphillis is not spread in the air like a flu or cold. Transmission requires direct contact with the germ.This can be as it passes mom to baby in her blood, thru a tainted blood transfusion(they test it to avoid that) &direct contact with sores during sex or other contact. ...Read more

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