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Information about Chancroid

We Have to Know about the Chancroid

  • A bacterial disease is known to be spread solely through sexual contact

Could be dangerous, if the answer is YES for any one of the following questions

  • Blister formation at different sites?

Causes of Chancroid

  • Bacterium Haemophilus ducreyi

Do’s and Don’ts of Chancroid

Signs & Symptoms of Chancroid

  • After an incubation period of 1 day to 2 weeks, chancroid begins with a small bump that becomes an ulcer within a day of its appearance. The ulcer characteristically:
  • Genital sore that ruptures after a few days
  • Ranges in size dramatically (from 1/8 inch to 2 inches across)
  • Is painful
  • Has sharply defined borders
  • Has irregular or ragged borders
  • Has a base that is covered with a grey or yellowish-grey material
  • Has a base that bleeds easily if traumatized or scraped
  • Common locations in men (most common to least common) are:
  • Foreskin (prepuce)
  • Groove behind the head of the penis (coronal sulcus)
  • A shaft of the penis
  • Head of the penis (glans)
  • An opening of the penis (urethral meatus)
  • Scrotum
  • In women, the most common location for ulcers is the outer part of the vagina (labia majora)

Medical advice for Chancroid

Risk factors of Chancroid

Treatment for Chancroid

  • Medicines
  • Treatment of the sexual partners if known

Self-care for Chancroid

  • The practice of safe sex

Investigations for Chancroid

  • Bacterial culture from the base of the ulcer
Medical advice for Chancroid
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