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What All You Want To Know About Syphilis?

Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease or sexually transmitted infection popularly known as STD and STI. It is a kind of disease which is mainly caused by the bacteria named Treponema palladium. This infection can be transmitted while having sexual contact with your partner including oral and anal sex.

Many times people remain unaware of this disease even if they are infected and when the infected woman gets pregnant with syphilis it has chances that congenital syphilis passes onto her baby. If syphilis remains untreated for a long time, it will reach the severe stage which results in complicated health problems and even death. Hence, timely treatment is necessary for the person suffering from syphilis. Here are the symptoms of this disease:


  • At first stage- The small and painless sores that arise on your skin and rashes which are sometimes non-itchy.
  • At second stage- Hair and weight loss and other flu-like symptoms such as fever, headache and joint pain etc.
  • At late stage- Paralysis, blindness, difficulty in muscle movements and numbness etc.

Treatment of syphilis:

If you are caught with this disease at an early stage then it can be cured with antibiotics only. A single injection of penicillin will eliminate this disease from your body permanently. But still you have to go for blood tests for a year even after the treatment.


So, if you have any doubt about regarding Syphilis even the symptoms are not showing, it is best to take the advice of a health specialist. This disease can be developed by using the needle that has been used by the infected person previously.  In addition to it, it can be spread by blood transfusion. That is why the donated blood is screened for STDs before sending it to the blood bank.

Hence, it is essential to have a routine medical checkup for keeping this disease away from yourself.




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