The danger of sexually transmitted diseases is always around. Some people are not even aware that they are already infected with a bacterial or viral infection.
Once they have sexual contact with another person, the spreading of the infection is relatively high.
Some are afraid to consult their medical expert because that they end up bound to suffer from deadly sexually transmitted disease, but it appears to be the other way around.
Careful precautions must be observed especially for sexually active individuals, because you are highly capable of acquiring and spreading sexually transmitted diseases.
Syphilis is another sexually transmitted disease that affects sexually active person in all walks of life.
More men and women desire to know more about this Syphilis and raise questions about this kind of STD and they are the following:
What Is Syphilis?
Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease cause by a bacterium called Treponema pallidum.
This is a highly contagious disease that is transmitted through any form of sexual contact.
Some people call Syphilis as great copier because of its symptoms hard to distinguish from other form of diseases.
Thorough and consistent medical examination is needed for the right treatment of the disease.
How Can I Get Syphilis?
Just like other sexually transmitted disease, Syphilis can be transmitted through direct contact to the sores.
Affected areas would usually include external organs, vagina, anus and rectum. Areas around the mouth and lips are also infected.
Transmission is usually in the form of vaginal, oral and anal sex. In addition, pregnant women can also pass the infection to their babies.
Sexual toys can transmit bacterial infection too. Make sure to clean and as much as possible sterilize it before using again (usually for sexually active individuals with lots of partners).
Take note that Syphilis is not transmitted by using toilets, bathtubs, utensils, and others.
Who Are At Risk Of Syphilis?
Any people who are sexually active are highly at risk of developing sexually transmitted disease such as Syphilis.
Research shows that people between 15-30 years old are the ones who have been infected with Syphilis.
Records show that more men having sex with another man suffers from Syphilis.
What Are The Common Symptoms Of Syphilis?
At the initial set of the infection, lesions appear on the infected area may it be on your genitals, anus or even on mouth and lips. This usually happens after 3 weeks you are exposed to the bacteria.
Medical experts show that the primary stage of the infection is where the person is highly contagious.
Rashes may develop after 4 weeks which is called the secondary stage. Rashes usually reach stomach, back legs and other parts of the body.
The bacteria are not as infectious as the primary sore. The symptoms may usually disappear after 4 weeks.
Is It Possible That I Will Get Syphilis Twice?
Yes, you are not immune to Syphilis, there is no natural immunity actually and it does not offer any protection at all.
So you can still acquire Syphilis and be treated again.
How Will I Know If I Have Syphilis?
To determine and establish if you are positive from sexually transmitted disease, your Doctor would often recommend STD check.
The presence of sores in the affected area will be tested and check through a special test.
Blood tests may also be necessary. If you think you have STD get tested now.
What Are The Treatments Involved In Syphilis?
Bacterial infections are often treated with antibiotics. The medicine is dependent on how severe or what stage your infection is.
Antibiotics will actually stop the further production of harmful bacteria in your body and prevent the further outbreak of the disease.
It is very important to consistently follow your medication to free yourself faster. Never self-medicate because it may further cause some complications or make the bacteria persistent to the antibiotics.
What Happens If Syphilis Left Untreated?
Syphilis can damage your tissues and bones, because the bacteria can degenerate the bones and tissues in your body that stops its production.
It can even cause blindness, infertility and other minor to debilitating conditions.
Right treatment should be administered right away to prevent complications that can cause vulnerability to your overall health.
Can Condom Combat Syphilis?
Yes, condom can help avoid the occurrence of Syphilis as long as it covers the affected area.
Sores uncovered by condom can transmit the infection. Never engage in sex if you know for sure that the person is carrier of sexually transmitted infection.
Remember that some STD’s cannot be totally taken out of your system.
How Can I Prevent Syphilis?
It is very important that while having your medication never to engage in any sexual encounter to avoid the spreading of the disease.
It is medically recommended to have one sexual partner. Polygamous relationship can be a hard matter to take because this is one of the reasons of the increased number of STD’s.
See a medical expert right away. Any suspicions must be seriously considered given that most of the time they are true.
Pregnant women must visit and undergo tests to further determine how sever the infection becomes.