Syphilis is caused by a bacterium. It is a widespread sexually-transmitted disease that is spread and transmitted usually through sexual intercourse.

The earliest symptom of syphilis is one or more small, round sores known as a chancre. It signifies that the initial stage of this disease has started. Once you manifest one, it is important that you stay away from any sexual activity.

 

It is important to get a syphilis test once you notice a chancre. Failure to get tested for syphilis early on can put you at risk of more serious symptoms and severe complications.

Treatment of Syphilis

If you test positive for syphilis, you can get treatment right away. Syphilis is treatable with antibiotics. Your doctor can provide you with the prescribed medication that will successfully remedy this illness.

Prevention

To protect yourself against syphilis and syphilis sores, you should do the following:

  • – avoid having multiple sexual partners
  • – try to limit your casual sex relationships
  • – always use a condom- get tested regularly
  • – be in an honest, mutually monogamous relationship
  • – abstain, if you can

So, be proactive and do everything to avoid being infected with the syphilis infection to spare yourself from all the danger and harm it can bring.