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?
General Physicians may extract samples of the fluid that drains from the sores for laboratory testing. Additionally, lymph nodes in the groin may be tested 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 can be prevented by following some measures which include:
• limiting the number of sexual partners and practicing safe sex
• avoiding high-risk activities that may lead to getting chancroid or other sexually transmitted infections
• alerting all partners if you develop the condition so that they may be tested and treated as well