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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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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 it take before syphilis rash on back goes away? Was Diagnosed with neuropsyphilis and IV therapy of penicillin has been completed.

How long does it take before syphilis rash on back goes away? Was Diagnosed with neuropsyphilis and IV therapy of penicillin has been completed.

Should have cleared: The skin rash of secondary syphilis typically clears up within a few days of starting penicillin. Any rash persisting 10+ days (the usual duration of IV pen for NS) probably wasn't syphilis, and syphilis rash usuallyis body wide, not one area like the back. Maybe penicillin allergy if it started after treatment began. In any case, show it to your doctor. Good luck! ...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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I am allergic to penicillin, can other antibiotics be used to treat syphilis?

I am allergic to penicillin, can other antibiotics be used to treat syphilis?

Yes: It is known that 60-70% of those thought penicillin allergic are not, skin testing in a protected setting can usually provide more accurate status. Nontheless, the drug Doxycycline given over a 2 wk period may cure syphillis, Azithromycin has been used but some resistant strains have been found. Penicillin is the only drug known effective during pregnancy & can be used with rapid desensitization. ...Read more

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I had vrdl 1:64. I got 1 penicillin 1.2 shot. I took 2 tablets of doxycyline hyclate for 2 weeks everyday. Is this enough to cure my syphilis. Am hiv-?

I had vrdl 1:64. I got 1 penicillin 1.2 shot. I took 2 tablets of doxycyline hyclate for 2 weeks everyday. Is this enough to cure my syphilis. Am hiv-?

No way to tell: These are syphilis tests, not HIV tests. Please do yourself a double favor: (1) get a good HIV test now from your physician; (2) be a responsible lover and always use barrier protection from now on. Best wishes. ...Read more