Chancroid is a bacterial infection that causes open sores on or around the genitals of men and women. It’s a type of venereal disease, which is transmitted through sexual contact. It attacks the tissue and produces an open sore which is sometimes referred to as a chancroid or ulcer. This sore appears on or near the external reproductive organs. This condition affects men and women. The ulcer may bleed or produce a contagious fluid that can spread bacteria during oral, anal, or vaginal intercourse.
HOW IS CHANCROID DIAGNOSED?
A general physician/ general surgeon diagnoses this by taking samples of the fluid that drain from the sore and testing it. Also, the doctor may examine the lymph noted in the groin for swelling and pain.
HOW IS CHANCROID TREATED?
The treatment will mainly be carried out with the help of antibiotics prescribed by the general physician or surgeon. Also, in severe cases, the general surgeon may carry out surgery to remove the fluid by draining a particularly large abscess which may also cause extreme pain.
DID YOU KNOW?
Chancroid was once common in the US but now it is a rare condition. This is the reason why it is often not easily diagnosed. The condition is more common in men than in women.