Chancroid is a sexually transmitted infection. The condition is easily transmitted from one individual to another solely through unprotected sexual contact. The condition is a bacterial infection that causes genital sores. The symptoms usually appear about 4 to 10 days after the infection and there are open sores on the penis, rectum and vulva. The sores can be painful and pus filled. There can also be swollen glands on the groin.
HOW IS CHANCROID DIAGNOSED?
The general surgeon or physician will usually extract a sample of the fluid present in the sores which will be studied in a lab test along with urine samples. The lymph nodes will also be examined to check for any pain and swelling.
HOW IS CHANCROID TREATED?
The condition can be easily treated with antibiotics however; both the active sexual partners should be treated at the same time for the treatment to be effective.