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Syphilis is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) caused by the bacterium Treponema pallidum. It can affect various body parts, including the genitals, mouth, and rectum. To effectively treat syphilis and address any concerns you may have, consult with one of our board-certified doctors online today. 

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What is syphilis?

Syphilis, caused by the bacterium Treponema pallidum, is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) known for its diverse symptoms. It can be transmitted through sexual contact and from mother to baby during pregnancy. While treatable and curable with antibiotics, untreated syphilis can progress to severe stages, causing irreversible organ damage. Regular testing is essential for early detection and intervention, especially for sexually active individuals and those with new partners.

How do I know I have syphilis?

If you suspect you may have syphilis, recognizing the symptoms at different stages of infection is crucial for timely diagnosis and treatment:

Primary stage

  • Develops within 2 to 12 weeks after exposure
  • Characterized by painless chancres (sores) at the infection site
  • Chancres typically disappear within a few weeks or months

Secondary stage

  • Occurs a few weeks after chancres heal
  • Manifests with skin rashes, often on palms and soles
  • Additional symptoms may include fever, sore throat, headaches, muscle aches, and fatigue

Latent stage

  • Also known as the hidden stage
  • No observable signs or symptoms
  • Infection can continue to cause damage to internal organs

Tertiary stage

  • Develops in untreated cases, often years later
  • It can cause severe damage to organs such as the heart, blood vessels, liver, bones, joints, brain, and nerves
  • Health complications from tertiary syphilis can be life-threatening

What causes syphilis?

  • It spreads primarily through sexual contact, including vaginal, anal, and oral sex, even without ejaculation.
  • Transmission can occur through small cuts in the skin or mucous membranes.
  • Congenital syphilis can result from transmission from an infected mother to her baby during pregnancy or childbirth.
  • Risk factors for acquiring syphilis include multiple sexual partners, unprotected sex, and a history of sexually transmitted infections.
  • Syphilis is highly contagious during its primary and secondary stages.
  • It cannot spread through casual contact with objects like toilet seats, utensils, doorknobs, hot tubs, or clothing.
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Treatment of syphilis

  • Syphilis is typically treated with antibiotics, with the choice and duration depending on the stage and severity of symptoms.
  • Completing the full course of antibiotics is crucial for completely eradicating the bacterium.
  • Sexual partners should also undergo treatment to prevent reinfection.
  • Penicillin, administered via intramuscular injection, is the preferred medication for syphilis.
  • Oral antibiotics like doxycycline or azithromycin may be prescribed but may not be as effective in certain cases or for pregnant women.
  • In severe cases, penicillin is the first-line treatment administered by a licensed healthcare provider.
  • Penicillin desensitization or alternative antibiotics may be considered for individuals with penicillin allergies.

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How can you prevent syphilis?

  • Practice safe sex by using latex or polyurethane condoms during vaginal, anal, and oral intercourse to reduce the risk of syphilis transmission and other STIs.
  • Limit sexual partners and maintain mutually monogamous relationships to decrease exposure to syphilis.
  • Regular STI screenings, especially for those with multiple sexual partners, enable early detection and treatment, preventing further spread of the infection.
  • Education and awareness about syphilis symptoms, transmission methods, and consequences of untreated infections are essential for prevention.
  • Routine testing for syphilis during pregnancy is crucial to prevent congenital syphilis and protect the unborn child.
  • Avoiding sexual contact is the most effective way to prevent syphilis, but if not possible, practicing safe sex every time is key.
  • Individuals at higher risk include those with new sexual partners, engaging in unprotected sex, having multiple partners, or sharing sex toys.

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FAQs about syphilis treatment online

How long do you wait after syphilis treatment?

After completing syphilis treatment, it’s advised to abstain from sexual activity for at least seven days. Additionally, it’s important to ensure that all sexual partners also complete their treatment to prevent reinfection. Sexual contact with a partner with syphilis should be avoided until seven days after their treatment is completed.

What does syphilis look like on a man?

In primary syphilis, individuals typically develop painless sores, or chancres, at the site of infection, which can occur on or around the genitals, anus, or mouth. These sores are usually firm, round, and painless.

How long does it take to cure syphilis after penicillin shot?

The duration of syphilis treatment varies depending on the stage of the infection. Early-stage syphilis can often be cured with a single penicillin shot, while late-stage syphilis may require three penicillin shots administered once a week for three weeks. In cases where syphilis affects the nervous system, penicillin is given through intravenous infusion.

Can you get syphilis without having sex?

Syphilis can be transmitted through close contact with infected genital, oral, or rectal areas, making sexual intercourse unnecessary for transmission. Additionally, syphilis can be passed from an infected mother to her unborn baby during pregnancy.

Will seven days of doxycycline cure syphilis?

While doxycycline is considered an alternative treatment for syphilis, it may not be as effective as penicillin in certain cases. Regimens involving doxycycline typically require a 14-day course for early syphilis and a 28-day course for late syphilis.

Is syphilis treatable?

Yes, syphilis is treatable and curable. The primary treatment for syphilis is a benzathine penicillin injection. Alternative antibiotics such as doxycycline, ceftriaxone, or azithromycin may also be used as second-line treatments.

What does syphilis look like?

Secondary syphilis often presents with a characteristic rash that may appear as rough, red, or reddish-brown spots on the palms of the hands and the bottoms of the feet. However, rashes with varying appearances may occur on other body parts.

What does syphilis smell like?

Syphilis can cause stinky breath due to the presence of painless sores in the mouth, genitals, or rectum. These sores, characteristic of syphilis, can lead to an unpleasant breath odor.

Does syphilis cause discharge?

Symptoms of syphilis may include unusual discharge, sores, or rashes, especially in the genital area. It’s important to contact a healthcare provider if you experience any of these symptoms or if you have had sexual contact with someone who may have syphilis.

Can you get syphilis from smoking after someone?

Sharing smoking equipment such as hookah pipes may pose a risk for syphilis transmission if an individual with syphilitic sores in their mouth shares the equipment. Any form of open sore or abrasion could potentially transmit the infection.

How do you test for syphilis?

Syphilis testing typically involves a blood test where a healthcare professional collects a blood sample from a vein in the arm. The blood sample is then analyzed for the presence of syphilis antibodies. The process may cause slight discomfort but is essential for diagnosis.

Can you get syphilis from sharing a drink?

Syphilis is not spread through casual contact, so sharing food or drinks, hugging, or other non-sexual activities does not transmit the infection. The main modes of syphilis transmission are through vaginal or anal sex.

Does syphilis cause hair loss?

Hair loss can occur in secondary syphilis, with frequencies ranging from 2.9% to 7%. The precise cause of hair loss in syphilis is unknown. Still, it can present as a moth-eaten or diffuse pattern and is considered a characteristic manifestation of the secondary stage of the infection.

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