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How long does Penicillin shot take to cure syphilis?

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Posted on Fri, 20 May 2016
Question: I was informed by a one time sex partner 9 days after encounter that he had syphilis so I went to dr next morning had bloodwork done and they treated with a single shot of penicillin. I have not received results yet. If I did contract syphilis- how long does it take the penicillin shot to cure the syphilis?
should clarify that I had no symptoms as it had only been 9 days.
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Answered by Dr. Chobufo Ditah (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
7days is largely sufficient!

Detailed Answer:
Hi and thank you so much for this query.

I am so sorry to hear about this possible syphilis exposure. A single shot suffices and 7days is largely sufficient for complete eradication of syphilis. This is the best drug against syphilis and failures to treatment are extremely rare. Be confident and for sure there is no reason to further get concerned about with a precautionary shot already.

I hope this helps. I wish you well. Feel free to ask for more information and clarifications if need be. Above all, thanks for using our services.
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How long does Penicillin shot take to cure syphilis?

Brief Answer: 7days is largely sufficient! Detailed Answer: Hi and thank you so much for this query. I am so sorry to hear about this possible syphilis exposure. A single shot suffices and 7days is largely sufficient for complete eradication of syphilis. This is the best drug against syphilis and failures to treatment are extremely rare. Be confident and for sure there is no reason to further get concerned about with a precautionary shot already. I hope this helps. I wish you well. Feel free to ask for more information and clarifications if need be. Above all, thanks for using our services.