What is Syphilis
What is Syphilis ?
Syphilis, also known as the lion king, is an infection caused by a bacterium called Treponema pallidum. Syphilis is an infectious disease that can attack various organs of the body and resemble various diseases, so syphilis is called the great imitator. Can infect the skin, mouth, genitals, and nervous system in the human body.
Transmission of Syphilis?
Syphilis is transmitted through mucous membranes (vagina, mouth, skin). Generally, direct contact occurs through sexual intercourse, it can take the form of vaginal, anal, or oral sex. In addition, transmission can occur from a pregnant woman to her baby, also sharing needles.
The bacteria that cause syphilis cannot last long outside the human body, and this disease cannot be transmitted through the following methods:
– Using the same toilet as syphilis sufferers.
– Sharing the same eating utensils.
– Wearing the same clothes.
– Sharing swimming pool or even the same bathroom.
Whos risk of Syphilis
HIV sufferers are more susceptible to transmission and become syphilis spreaders. Once you have contracted syphilis, that does not mean you will be immune to similar infections. You can get infected again and again.
Symptoms of syphilis
Incubation period of 10-90 days
Stage 1: Lasts 9-90 days after infection
Embossed Wounds are small, round and not painful (chancre) – precisely on exposed skin / direct contact with sufferers. Chancre as a place of entry for disease almost always appears in and around genetalia, anus and even the mouth. In untreated cases (until stage 1 ends), after a few weeks, the chancre will disappear but the bacteria remain in the patient’s body.
Stage 2: 1-2 months later
Other symptoms appear: sore throat, inner mouth pain, muscle aches, fever, lethargy, hair loss and a nodule. A few months later it will disappear. Some people do not experience further symptoms.
Stage 3: Is the final stage of syphilis
In this phase the chancre has caused fatal damage in the body of the sufferer. Symptoms will appear: blindness, deafness, skin ulcers, heart disease, liver damage, paralysis and crazy. Lethal stage.
The most infectious syphilis in stages 1 and 2. If you have had risky behavior, and feel the symptoms as mentioned in stages 1 and 2 (Look at the Syphilis Symptoms menu), you can do the testing with Onestep Syphilis yourself at home. Repeat testing should be carried out at least 3 months after the first test is carried out. If you want to be more certain, go to a doctor or clinic for sexually transmitted diseases to ensure a diagnosis of syphilis. The faster syphilis is treated, the less likely it is that syphilis develops into a serious disease.
Treatment of syphilis is very easy to do. The general treatment is to use antibiotics in the form of penicillin injections. If not treated, syphilis can be a dangerous disease and can lead to death. Syphilis sufferers who are on treatment must avoid sexual intercourse until the infection is confirmed to have been fully cured.
Prevention of syphilis ?
Lifestyle changes and home remedies that can be done:
- Perform safe sexual activity by using a condom.
- Wash your hands as often as possible to avoid spreading the infection.
- Tell your doctor if you have an allergy to drugs, especially against penicillin.
- Don’t stop taking medication or change the dose just because you feel better, unless your doctor recommends it.
- If you are pregnant, inform your doctor. Transmission of syphilis to the fetus is very dangerous.
- Tell your sexual partner if you are undergoing treatment for syphilis so they also get a medical examination.
- Try not to engage in sexual activity for at least 2 weeks after treatment or until it is declared clean by your doctor.
- Check yourself when there are other sexually transmitted diseases.