Syphilis is a sexually transmitted infection that is transmitted from one person to another. However, it isn’t without cure as a few doses of certain antibiotics will kill the bacteria in no time. A person can get infected again after curing it. So it’s best to avoid contact with an infected person after treatment.
The symptoms are not life-threatening, and they die off eventually, but they will resurface if left untreated. But most people might have little or none of these symptoms.
Syphilis can become life-threatening if left untreated for many years.
Are you worried that you might be having symptoms of syphilis? All you need to do is get tested as soon as possible. These facts should help you.
Syphilis is treated by a specialist using one of the following methods:
Syphilis is easily spread when a person comes in close contact with an infected person. This usually happens during sexual activities with the infected person. You cannot contact syphilis through sharing the same toilet, toiletries, plate, spoon or eating with the infected person.
One of the best syphilis prevention method is to practice safe sex by using a condom and avoiding multiple sexual partners. If you are having oral sex, you should use a dental dam to prevent possible contact with the fluid of an infected person.
Do not share a sex toy with anyone. Always wash them thoroughly and keep them in a clean place.
Having syphilis during pregnancy can be fatal for both the woman and the unborn child. It could lead to stillbirth, miscarriage, congenital disabilities, and congenital syphilis. Pregnant women should endeavour to go for screening during pregnancy because early detection is the key to survival.
Contact us today at STI Clinic London for more detailed information on Syphilis.