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Not the appearance.: In the first stage of syphilis, most sores (chancres) are painless (cervix, vagina, penis, scrotum, anus). Most often there is one sore in first stage but there may be more than one. The sores are hard ; round w an open ; oozing center. Sores on lips ; fingers may be painful. ...Read more
How long after transmission would a syphilis chancre appear and what does it look like? Does it look like a hard pimple on the outside of the skin?
Yes, & See doctor:
If you have any concern about having syphilis, see your doctor as it is an easily treatable infection.
You may visit this site for various pictures of chancre.
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No: Secondary syphilis has many appearances, but pustules aren't among them. If you are concerned you may have syphilis (and few of us haven't put ourselves at risk!), a syphilis serology from your physician's office can either reassure you or get you on the path to a cure that can save your life. I admire your proactive approach and candor -- good luck. ...Read more
Hi Dr. saw a bump on my shaft, yellow crust &pimple aspect, I popped it and pus and a white fluid followed by blood came. Can syphilis start like that?
I dry kissed a random woman at a club and 10 days later a small pimple like sore showed up on my lip. Could it be a chancre syphilis?
Not syphilis: Syphilis is rare in heterosexuals in Canada, especially in the Vancouver area; is rarely transmitted by kissing, especially dry kissing; and a chancre would not appear as a pimple-like sore. You might just have a pimple, or maybe oral herpes (cold sore). Whatever it is, you didn't catch it from the kiss. ...Read more
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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Leave them Alone: I am sure it does not surprise you that physicians are very upset at patients who pop pimples, squeeze lesions or sores and then expect treatment to fix the scarring and damage done to the skin when all humans know that popping zits is a 'no' from a physician's perspective. Leave the skin alone. Eat a healthy, high protein diet and your skin should recover. ...Read more
Acne: Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day & use oil free products. No oily hair or heavy foundations. Try not to pop pimples. Avoid touching face (cradling chin in hands). Remove makeup before bed. Shower after strenuous exercise. Consider OTC products (salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide). Retinoids/ comedone extractor can be helpful for black heads. If > mild acne see dermatology. ...Read more
Absolutely: The Tuskeegee study, in which mostly black men in the US south known to have syphilis were followed until they became symptomatic with the advanced disease rather than being treated, was a crime. However, it left no doubt that one can indeed die of syphilis. Even today, one occasionally sees neurosyphilis or a ruptured thoracic aneurysm. ...Read more
Simple pimples...: Simple pimples don't hurt. So if you have something on your butt that seems like a pimple but is really hurting, it's likely it is an abscess. It may need to be drained and you may need antibiotics. Take the El over to the medical district and see a doctor there or one in your own neighborhood, but be seen. While waiting, hot compresses to area and wash area with antibacterial soap. ...Read more
Many diseases can cause periostitis & bone softening, syphilis being one of them. Anterior bowing is "
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