It is easy to cure syphilis at the early stage. You must consult your doctor or gynecologist immediately if you believe that you may have syphilis or if you have had sexual intercourse with someone who may have syphilis. Sometimes it becomes quite difficult to spot the chancres. So it’s essential to go for a check up regularly, particularly if you have had unprotected sex and/or have had more than one sex partner.
The doctor performs the diagnosis of the disease depending on the stage by examining a sample from chancres under a special microscope known as a dark-field microscope. The doctor may also perform a blood test to look for signs of infection. The doctor knows the best way to arrive at you confidentially with any test results and let the doctor handle the matter.
Antibiotics are used at the early stages to cure syphilis and are quite effective. A single intramuscular injection of penicillin will cure a person who has had syphilis infection for less than a year. If anybody has been infected for a while then the treatment will continue for a longer period of time. Additional doses are needed for the treatment. Other antibiotics are also available for treating syphilis for people who are allergic to penicillin. There are no home therapeutics or over-the-counter drugs for curing syphilis. Though the treatment kills the syphilis bacterium and stops further damage but it cannot repair the damage that has already been done. Since affective treatment is handy, it is necessary for people to persons be screened for syphilis and other STDs on an on-going basis if they are engaged in unprotected sex or have multiple sex partner.
While undergoing a treatment a person should abstain from sexual intercourse with new partners till the syphilis sores are totally healed as this may increase the chances of spreading the syphilis infection to other persons. If a person is diagnosed with syphilis he or she must notify their respective partner(s) and the partners also must be tested and receive treatment if necessary.
Unfortunately, during the last stage of the syphilis infection the damage to the body cannot be treated. Nevertheless, even in the late stage, it is essential to get treatment. This prevents additional damage to the body. Anyone with whom the person have had unprotected sex should also undergo a syphilis test and diagnosis examination immediately.
It is better to prevent the disease rather than to suffer and cure it later. The best way to prevent syphilis any STD is abstinence from sex. And people who decide to have sex must use protection, practice safe sex and have as few sexual partners as possible.