After Syphilis treatment?

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Hello, I have a few question about after treatment.

how long does the symptoms stay after your treatment?

Can you consume alchol or smoke after treatment?

can new symptoms appear after treatment?

Is there any diet i should follow?

thank you in advance

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    If there is a chankar (primary stage) it will resolve in no time. if you are talking about secondary stage symptoms, such as painful and swollen lymph nodes, that can take up to a year after treatment to resolve! So, there is no much one can do. follow-ups are necessary so that blood get checked out. titres of treponemal tests can be pretty high, whereas non-treponemal should decline (and are sometimes non-reactive already from the beginning and remain so, if the treatment was very early in the course of the disease). 
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    Alcohol and smoking are no good to the body. At least smoking affects immune system in a negative way. otherwise, i don't think it interferes the treatment. Heavy drinking is not advisable. 

    New symptoms after treatment? I would say no, but i am gonna say yes. Especially in reinfections things can get pretty dodgy and confusing. 

    Officially, no special diet necessary, although, for  general health being (and a healthy imune system - which is also very important in this disease) following the rules of healthy, immune boosting eating, is advisable (away with sugar, white flour, diary products..). But, officialy, no dietary adjustments are necessary.

     

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      Thank you very much. New symthoms meaning i had spots in my palm and feet and after treatment they started to pee, skin ich and i sleep alot.
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      I can't state anything with a complete certainty, and unfortunately, in my opinion no doctor can too. at the end, syphilis is called 'a great pretender'. I am only talking from my personal experience. I guess, symptoms have their own course to resolve. Even without any treatment, all syphtoms would resolve on its own in year or two. And at that point all that matters is a blood check. what to do in a case when all the symptoms are gone and there is nonreactive nontreponemal test..: doctors only  assume that treatment was successful (if one was treated with an antibiotic), but to my knowledge  there is no test that could tell whether the bacteria is 'dormant' and  will strike after a few decades or never. Even without any treatment, some percent of people (25 ,30%?) will never get to the terciary stage of disease.

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