How long does it take for a Syphilis chancre to completely heal and/or vanish?
I recently noticed a small sore on the underside of my foreskin and quickly identified it as a probable syphilis chancre. This was confirmed by my doctor, and a blood test showed that I was syphilis reactive. I just received the single dose [2 injection sites] penicillin treatment 5 days ago, and the chancre has diminished noticably in size & skin-depth, especially in the first few days.
I forgot completely to ask the doctor how long the healing process would take...
Sounds like it's clearing up on schedule. Syphilitic chancres usually start to heal within 2-3 days and, if small in size, completely clear up within 2 weeks. If your sore doesn't heal, it wasn't syphilis: there is no such thing as syphilis resistance to penicillin.
Copyright 1994-2018MedHelp.All rights reserved. MedHelp is a division of Vitals Consumer Services, LLC.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. MedHelp is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.