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Can you tell me how syphilis affect children?

Can you tell me how syphilis affect children?

Syphilis and kids: Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease if left untreated, can lead to serious health problems in children and adults. Syphilis affects the heart and blood vessels and can also affect the liver, kidneys, and eyes. If concerned,ask your PCP for more information. Take care. ...Read more

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Syphilis (Definition)

A sexually transmitted infection that can cause serious health problems if ...Read more


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How does syphilis affect children born from it?

How does syphilis affect children born from it?

Depends: Syphilis(s) is a germ that can pass to the fetus at any stage of pregnancy if it enters the blood stream at that time. If mom has treated or latent s prior to the pregnancy it may not be passed.If acquired early, it may abort the fetus. In mid or late pregnancy its effects vary. Some are born with infected organs, bone changes & meningitis. Some have no problems initially but develop sx later. ...Read more

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What happens if a parent had syphilis is it possible for their children to also have it?

Yes: Untreated syphilis can be passed to a newborn at any stage of pregnancy, but is more likely transferred if it is acquired for the first time during pregnancy. It is standard practice for OBs and hospitals to test for this STD during pregnancy or during labor. It can be treated prior to or after delivery with good result for the newborn.Cured parents do not transfer the germ ...Read more

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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?

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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How does one diagnose syphilis?

How does one diagnose syphilis?

Blood test: Testing for syphilis is very simple. A blood test called and RPR can be done with the results being available in 24-48 hours. It is a good idea tested. ...Read more

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How common is syphilis in the us?

How common is syphilis in the us?

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

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How is advanced syphilis treated?

How is advanced syphilis treated?

Penicillin: Preferably with penicillin, either by injection, or, or when it involves the nervous system, by IV infusion for 10 to 14 days. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of syphilis?

Primary: Syphilis has three phases. Primary, secondary and tertiary and each is quite different in its presentation. Primary syphilis usually shows what is termed a hard chancre. This is a skin ulcer with raised edges and a firm non-tender center. It can appear anywhere the organism entered your body, usually on the genetalia or the mucous membranes of the mouth (tongue is not uncommon). ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of syphilis?

What are the symptoms of syphilis?

Depends: Depends on the stage of the syphilis. So therefore if you are concerned see your doctor right away ...Read more

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Wht food not to eat while syphilis?

Wht food not to eat while syphilis?

No restrictions: There is no dietary restrictions for patients with syphilis. ...Read more

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What can you tell me about syphilis?

A classic STD...: It is caused by invasion of treponema pallidum as shown in https://images.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search;_ylt=A0LEViZlCWxXCyQAPgcnnIlQ;_ylu=X3oDMTEzdHV2ZmlzBGNvbG8DYmYxBHBvcwMxBHZ0aWQDRkZSVkJLXzEEc2VjA3Nj?p=Treponema+Pallidum&fr=yhs-mozilla-001&hspart=mozilla&hsimp=yhs-001. If gained access to its hosts, its related disease is called syphilis displaying in 4 phases - local lesion, systemic, CNS... ...Read more

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Can you really go crazy from syphilis?

Yes: In the past when syphilis was common, the so called tertiary type occurring years later in the course of disease caused the so called gpi (general paresis of the insane) mistaken for purely psychiatric disease. ...Read more

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How can I get syphilis apart from sex?

Transmission: Syphilis is spread when the bacteria called treponema pallidum enters the body through a break in mucosal membranes or skin (usually sex). Rarely it could be spread with direct non-sexual contact with an active lesion. A baby could become infected in utero or during labor. ...Read more

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Can people catch syphilis from toilets?

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Can people catch syphilis from toilets?

It is possible: but not very comfortable. It is a sexually transmitted infection. ...Read more

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Is a syphilis negative at 8 weeks good?

Yes: Yes. A test for syphillis that is negative at 8 weeks is a good thing, but still practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Syphilis makes you go mad, is that true?

Yes: Neurosyphilis (tertiary phase)can present as delirium, dementia, mania, paranoia, personality changes, cognitive changes or psychosis. Encephalitis can present in the quaternary phase. ...Read more

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How do you do a syphilis exam on a male?

How do you do a syphilis exam on a male?

RPR or FTA-ABS: Blood testing should be done in men or women to rule out syphilis. The RPR if negative is reliable to rule it out. The fta-abs is used to confirm a positive rpr. ...Read more

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Does everyone show symptoms for syphilis?

Depends on Staging: When left untreated, syphilis progresses through three distinct stages that include the original genital sore, a rash that covers the body, and neurosyphilis. Between these stages, the infection becomes dormant and the patient is asymptomatic. This is one of the many reasons you should always use protection during intercourse. Your partner may not even be aware of his or her infection. ...Read more

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Is it possible for syphilis to cure itself?

No: The symptoms may go away, but you'll still be infected, which could cause problems later. ...Read more

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Could you live with syphilis and not know it?

Could you live with syphilis and not know it?

Yes, not advised: Syphilis can remain latent or dormant for years without symptoms and then manifest itself by causing severe and fatal damage to the nervous system. Neurosyphilis is caused by treponema pallidum, the bacteria that cause syphilis. It usually occurs about 10 - 20 years after a person is first infected with syphilis. Testing and treatment is advised since syphilis can be cured before this happens. ...Read more

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I am always safe, can I still catch syphilis?

Safe is relative: Condoms and inspecting your partners stuff does not equate to being safe enough to prevent syphillus. For that disease you are truely exposed to every partner your partner has had sex with. Only avoiding contact with an infected partner prevents transmission. The best setting is only sharing sex with one partner who has never shared it before. ...Read more

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Syphilis negative at 6 weeks would i be finr?

Syphilis: Yes. Most likely you are fine. But, i would watch for any red bumps that may appear on your hands or feet and if this happens get back to see your physician. ...Read more

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Are painless sores always a sings of syphilis?

Often: Not always, but often a painless sore around the genital area can be a sign of syphilis. If you haven't already, make a doctor's appointment to get tested. Remember to use protection during sex every single time! ...Read more

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What re the symptoms of syphilis and its cure?

Syphilis: Doxycycline can be a cure to syphilis but it is not the most effective treatment. There is a special Penicillin known as Bicillin or Penacillin G that at 2.4 million units is 100% curative. Syphilis is experienced in three phases but there are often no symptom between phases. Blood testing and antibody titer monitoring are the norms for making sure the treatment was effective. ...Read more