4 ways to get syphilis and how to prevent it

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The main form of transmission of syphilis is through intimate contact without the use of a condom, without embargo, it can also occur through contact with blood or mucous membranes of people infected by the bacteria Treponema pallidum, that is the microorganism responsible for the illness.

The main forms of transmission of syphilis include:

  1. Intimate contact without condom with a person who has some herida in the skin, is in the genital, anal or oral region, caused by the bacteria responsible for syphilis. Direct contact with the herida is the main responsible for the majority of cases of syphilis;

  2. Direct blood contact of people infected by it Treponema pallidum;

  3. Share agujas and jeringasin the case of the use of injected drugs, in which the bacteria present in the blood of a person can be transmitted from one person to another through the reuse of these materials;
  4. from mother to son through the placenta in any stage of the embarrassment or stage of the maternal illness, as well as through normal childbirth if the baby comes into contact with the herida de la syphilis.

Primary syphilis is characterized by a unique and lasting infection, painless, which, if not discovered and treated in time, can disappear spontaneously without leaving any scar in the place. In the man, the most affected place is the glans of the foreskin and around the urethra, and in the woman, the most affected places are the small lips, the walls of the vagina and the uterus.

The condition of syphilis can be very small, measuring less than 1 cm and many times the person does not know that it is because it is important to go to the gynecologist or urologist at least 1 time a year to check if there are changes or not. to carry out exams that can identify possible illnesses. See how to identify the first symptoms of syphilis.

How to prevent syphilis

The best way to protect yourself is to use condoms in all sexual relationships because it forms a barrier that prevents skin-to-skin contact, preventing the transmission of bacteria in the soil as well as fungi and viruses, also preventing the spread of other sexually transmitted infections. Find out how to put on the male condom correctly.

In addition, you must avoid coming into direct contact with the blood of any person and do not place piercings or have a tattoo in a place that does not have the necessary hygiene conditions, always using disposable material to avoid contagion.

How is the treatment performed?

The treatment for syphilis should be carried out as early as possible to prevent the disease from getting worse and giving rise to a series of consequences. The treatment must be carried out under the guidance of the doctor, which the general recommends the use of benzathine penicillin G, as this is the most effective drug to eliminate the bacteria.

If the illness is not treated immediately, complications may occur leading to the next phase of the illness called secondary syphilis, which occurs when the causal agent is not limited to the genital region but travels through the bloodstream and multiplies. This causes symptoms such as heridas en las palmas de las manos and heridas en la cara, similar to acne, and also the descamación de la skin.

In case the disease continues to advance, the next stage is tertiary syphilis, where the lesions on the skin become extienden and the bacteria affect some organs such as the heart, the central and peripheral nervous system and the bones, being able to generate complications and poner. risk the health of the person. See more details on the treatment of syphilis at each stage.

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