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Self-Care at Home for Syphilis
Only antibiotic therapy will treat this infection. You must seek medical care for this disease.
Unlike the diagnosis, treatment is fairly straightforward. During the primary, secondary, and early latent phases of syphilis, a single injection of penicillin cures the disease. People who are allergic to penicillin (and not pregnant) may be given oral antibiotics (such as doxycycline, tetracycline, or erythromycin) for 2 weeks.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/14/2015
Scott E Rudkin, MD, MBA, RDMS
Barbara J Blasko, MD
Scott H Plantz, MD, FAAEM
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