Syphilis is a sexually-transmitted disease that has to be taken seriously and must be diagnosed and treated at the earliest chance. It can bring about serious harm and damage if not detected and treated right away. 

Treatment options

Those that have tested positive for syphilis are advised to get treatment as soon as possible. The treatment options for syphilis vary. There are different methods and plans, depending on the level or progression of the disease, as well as on the signs and symptoms present. 


One effective way of treating syphilis is through the intramuscular injection of penicillin. This drug medication can cure primary syphilis or syphilis in the early stage and also the tertiary stage.

Syphilis in pregnant women

Pregnant women who are infected with syphilis can transmit the disease on to their fetus. So, they are advised to get tested for syphilis while pregnant so that they can immediately get treated if they test positive. Penicillin is one of the top known treatment methods because it is the only antibiotic medication that can pass through the placental wall, thus protect and cure the fetus of the illness. If not done, the child may end up being born blind, or even die within the womb.

For a particular syphilis treatment to be work and be effective, a patient has to observe consistent and rigorous rehabilitation. In case of penicillin allergies, there are other alternative prescription medications available, such as oral doxycycline, tetracycline, atridox, Vibramycin, Adoxa, Achromycin, and Oracea.