- Q Can children get syphilis?
It's possible for children to get syphilis if their mothers are infected while they're pregnant. If a baby is born with this form of syphilis (congenital syphilis), symptoms may not be noticeable right away. However, if treatment is not given... Full Answer
- Q Can children get chlamydia?
It's possible for children to get chlamydia if their mothers are infected while they're pregnant. Mothers usually pass the infection on to their babies during birth as the baby passes through the birth canal. Babies usually develop the infection... Full Answer
- Q Can I get a sexually transmitted infection (STI) through oral sex?
Dr. Angela Lowery, Family MedicineYes. You can get a sexually transmitted infection through oral sex. Oral sex involves the exchange of body fluids. Men performing oral sex on women should use a dental dam or heavy plastic for protection. If your significant other is a male you... Full Answer
- Q What are the types of tertiary syphilis?
Tertiary syphilis is the third and last stage of the infection. About 15% of people who have untreated syphilis will develop some type of tertiary, or late, syphilis. In some cases, people may develop benign tertiary syphilis in which soft growths called... Full Answer
- Q Can chlamydia be spread through oral sex?
Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted disease, which means it can be spread through any type of sex, including oral sex. It's less common for a chlamydial infection to develop in the throat, but it may be possible through oral sex. The infection is caused... Full Answer
- Q What happens if gonorrhea is not treated?
Dr. Angela Lowery, Family MedicineIf gonorrhea is left untreated it can cause infertility in men and women. In women gonorrhea can spread to the female reproductive organs causing pelvic inflammatory disease which can result in scarring. Women can also spread this disease to their unborn... Full Answer