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With end stage syphilis what are my treatment options?

With end stage syphilis what are my treatment options?

Clarify please---: "end stage" syphilis is not considered a diagnostic classification. We classify syphilitic infections based on: 1) time from 1st infection (early, late, and late-lantent) 2) syndromes (primary, secondary, tertiary), and 3) CNS effects (neurosyphilis). In all these cases, your treatment options are limited to IV penicillin (for neurosyphilis) or benzithene penicillin (all other forms)- no subs. ...Read more

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We come from a religious background where treatment is based on faith and home cures. What can we use to treat end stage syphilis?

We come from a religious background where treatment is based on faith and home cures. What can we use to treat end stage syphilis?

See a doctor: If you're saying that you have been treating syphilis with home cures, and it has progressed to the tertiary stage, that should tell you something: you could have resolved the problem at an early stage with a shot of penicillin. Since you didn't, you have a significant problem, since tertiary syphilis is quite difficult to treat. See a qualified physician immediately. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for quaternary syphilis?

What is the treatment for quaternary syphilis?

IV Penicillin.: Late infections need IV penicillin for at least 10 days. If the patient is allergic Ceftriaxone can be used. Other kinds of late disease may be treated with once-weekly intramuscular penicillin g for three weeks. If allergic, Doxycycline or tetracycline may be used, for a longer duration. These treatments can stop further progression, but not fully reverse damage already done. ...Read more

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Are there lifestyle changes that really make getting end stage syphilis less likely?

Are there lifestyle changes that really make getting end stage syphilis less likely?

Of course.: First of all, the advent of penicillin has rendered end-stage syphilis exceedingly rare. But you can avoid syphilis in any form by a judicious choice of sex partners, and wearing a condom every single time you have sex. ...Read more

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Can I die from quaternary syphilis if I ignore it?

Tertiary?: Late-latent syphilis is tertiary syphilis and can produce significant changes and death in individuals affected. ...Read more

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Do lots of people get quaternary syphilis, or is it unusual?

None: There is no quaternary syphilis. Tertiary is the last stage and is the most dangerous because it affects your nervous system. ...Read more

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Do people with quaternary syphilis have a lot of pain?

Yes: Gummas can be very painful, like a really bad toothache that never goes away. And tabes dorsalis is said to be like electric torture going on for years. If you're concerned you have syphilis, please get checked / treated. ...Read more

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What's the treatment for syphilis?

Penicillin: Injectable(intramuscular) penicillin remaims the treatment of choice for all stages of syphilis. If the patient is penicillin allergic, other choices include tetracyclines, macrolides, such as erthromycin and ceftriaxone. Duration of therapy depends on the stage of the disease. Some of the non penicillin treatments suffer from antibiotic resistance. Follow up to insure cure is advised. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for syphilis?

Depends: Rx for syphillis depends on the type, newborn or acquired;stage, early or late and complications. Penicillin is the primary drug treatment. Management of new cases includes parameters such as detecting other std's, finding & treating exposed contacts, etc. Followup includes testing to be sure the initial treatment is successful. ...Read more

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If someone contracts syphilis, how long do they have to receive treatment?

Depends on form: The preferred treatment for newly acquired (primary)syphillis is a single dose of penicillin g with avoidance of sexual activity until any primary leasons are healed. Followup blood tests at 6 & 12 months are recomended to verify the success of initial treatment or recurrance. Weekly pcn x3 is recomended for latent disease. Since other std's often co-exist variations in rx are often needed. ...Read more

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