People with latent syphilis may sometimes have symptoms (flare-ups) like skin rash, fever, a sore throat, swollen glands or feeling weak and tired. This is most common during the first year of Stage 3. Can syphilis come back without being sexually active? But even when you don’t have symptoms, youRead More →

Syphilis can be cured completely in the initial stages with antibiotics (Penicillin). Timely treatment can help prevent complications. There is no treatment available to repair or reverse damage that has already occurred. What happens to you when you have neurosyphilis? Depending on the form of neurosyphilis, symptoms may include anyRead More →

Syphilis, caused by the bacteria Treponema pallidum, often doesn’t cause any symptoms in its early stages. But if left untreated, it can progress to affect the entire body. Syphilis typically has three stages, and there can be different symptoms in each. Do you live with syphilis forever? The latent stageRead More →

Second, kissing can also transmit syphilis, which may present as an oral chancre. T pallidum can invade mucous membranes through abrasion. Therefore, oral chancre can result from kissing with a syphilis patient. Therefore, kissing with a syphilis patient should also be avoided in order to block the infection. Can syphilisRead More →

Scientific Inquiry and a Cure Finally, 15 years after that, in 1943, three doctors working at the U.S. Marine Hospital on Staten Island, in New York, first treated and cured four patients with syphilis by giving them penicillin. To this day, penicillin remains the cure for syphilis. Has syphilis beenRead More →

You don’t have to have sexual intercourse to get syphilis. Just being in close contact with an infected person’s genitals, mouth, or rectum is enough to expose you to the infection. What first caused syphilis? The first well-recorded European outbreak of what is now known as syphilis occurred in 1495Read More →