Syphilis Treatment in Singapore: Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease caused by bacteria. Antibiotics can cure it if treated early, but if left until later it can cause permanent damage.
In most cases, the treatment for syphilis is penicillin. It’s given in a single dose by injection into the muscle. Other antibiotics are used for people who are allergic to penicillin. Penicillin is one of the safest antibiotics for pregnant women, so it can be used to prevent the baby from developing congenital syphilis if the mother has the disease.
If the person is in a later stage of syphilis, treatment is more difficult, although antibiotics can still get rid of the bacteria. It may require multiple injections of penicillin (usually once a week for three weeks), or use of other antibiotics for a longer duration. If the disease has affected the nervous system, large doses of penicillin are given intravenously (through a needle in the vein) for ten days; this is because penicillin has a hard time entering the nervous system, so it’s necessary to use a lot of it to get rid of the bacteria there. Unfortunately, while treating later stages of syphilis can stop the progression of the disease, any damage that has already occurred is usually permanent.