The Chancroid infection is caused by the Haemophilus Ducreyi bacteria, which affects the tissue and leads to the growth of an open sore in the reproductive area. This is also known as an ulcer. It is also a contagious infection. The symptoms include red bumps, bleeding ulcers, swollen lymph nodes and swelling in the groin region.
HOW IS CHANCROID DIAGNOSED?
A general physiciancan diagnose this condition by examining the discharge from the sores. The symptoms can be easily confused with other STDs such as herpes or syphills.
HOW IS CHANCROID TREATED?
Chancroid may be successfully treated with medication. The infection may clear up without treatment, but medication will help recover and minimize scarring. The medications are antibiotics to kill bacteria that are causing ulcers and to reduce the chance of scarring, surgery to drain a large and painful abscess in the lymph nodes.
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.