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How is syphilis treated?

Syphilis is treated with antibiotics injected into the muscle. Penicillin is used unless you have an allergy, in which case other treatment options include doxycycline and tetracycline.

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Author: Dr Bow Tauro PhD, BSc (Hons)
First answered: 18 Sep 2014
Last reviewed: 14 May 2019
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Category: Pelvic inflammatory disease


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