Syphilis, secondary

  • Second stage of a sexually transmitted bacterial infection
  • Symptoms may include a reddish-brown rash on the skin or mucous membrane a few weeks after the primary sore, swollen glands and joint pain
  • Transmitted by sexual contact with infected person
  • Can also be transmitted from mother to infant during childbirth
  • Affects males and females
  • Can occur at any age
  • May be mild and resolve without treatment or may progress if left untreated

Avoid sexual intercourse

 

FOR FEVER

  • Apply cool cloth to forehead or armpits
  • Drink plenty of fluids (especially water)
  • Avoid alcohol, tea and coffee as these drinks can cause slight dehydration
  • Over-the-counter medicine (refer to manufacturer’s recommendations for dosage):
    • Acetaminophen
    • Ibuprofen
    • Aspirin (Do not give to children or adolescents)

 

FOR PAIN

  • Apply hot or cold packs to the area
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Distraction
  • Over-the-counter medicine (refer to manufacturer’s recommendations for dosage):
    • Acetaminophen
    • Ibuprofen

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