What is Syphilis Treatment?
Syphilis is a sexually transmitted infection caused by a type of bacteria known as Treponema pallidum.
The first sign of syphilis is a small, painless sore. It can appear on your sexual organs, rectum, or inside your mouth. This sore
is called a chancre. People often fail to notice it right away.
Syphilis can be challenging to diagnose. You can be infected without showing any symptoms for years. However, the earlier you discover the infection, the better. Syphilis that remains untreated for a long time can cause major damage to important organs, like the heart and brain.
Syphilis is only spread through direct contact with syphilitic chancres. It can’t be transmitted by sharing a toilet with another person, wearing another person’s clothing, or using another person’s eating utensils.