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Chancroid: Treatment, Procedure, Cost and Side Effects

What is the treatment? How is the treatment done? Who is eligible for the treatment? (When is the treatment done?) Who is not eligible for the treatment? Are there any side effects? What are the post-treatment guidelines? How long does it take to recover? What is the price of the treatment in India? Are the results of the treatment permanent? What are the alternatives to the treatment?

What is the treatment?

Chancroid is also termed as genital herpes or chlamydia.

How is the treatment done?

Chancroid is basically a bacterial infection caused by Haemophilus ducreyi that results in genital ulceration or open sores around the sexual or genital part of both the women and the men. This disease is entirely subject to sexual transmission, a person who is sexually active is likely more vulnerable to get affected by chancroid. The frequency of chancroid is more in developing countries whereas countries like the United States rarely experience Chancroid. The bacteria behind the cause directly attacks the tissue situated at the genital part of the person and finally results in serious open sores.

The part being affected may bleed or even create a fluid in that specific region. This fluid is extremely communicable and can spread during occasions of oral, anal and vaginal intercourse. In this way, the person to come in the physical connection may get affected and catch the disease. A person who is travelling and not getting exposed to enough healthcare, shelter, water and food items are at more risk. On the other hand, some other factors that influence the growth of the chancroid are poverty, drug and alcoholic person, multiple sexual partners, sex workers or anything that is directly associated with high rate of sexual practice.

In case of males, common symptoms involve birth of small red bump in the genitals that automatically gives rise to open sore within 2 to 3 days. The ulcers can be painful.

For women, red bumps will appear around the labia part, on the thighs and even in the space between the labia and the anus. The bumps on getting ulcerated are extremely painful and the person may experience a burning feeling while urination.

Who is eligible for the treatment? (When is the treatment done?)

In case of suffering from any symptoms that indicate the growth of chancroid, immediately rush to the doctor. Avoiding such symptoms may aggravate the condition and lead to a severe condition.

In some cases, symptoms may vary. The ulcer may also have a soft-centred area which is grey or yellowish grey colour. It may also have sharp edges. The ulcer starts bleeding no soon it is touched. Even swollen lymph nodes may break through the skin.

The doctor will primarily ask for a detailed information regarding your medical history and may also conduct a physical test. Further, he may ask you to undergo a test in which sample fluid that drains would be collected and analysed.

On being diagnosed, the doctor would try to cure the infection through medicines. Medicines to kill the bacterial growth is prescribed. These medicines are basically antibiotics.

If the situation gets worse, the doctor will suggest you for a surgery. The doctor is supposed to perform a surgery where he can drain the painful abscess. This will eventually reduce the swelling and the pain.

Who is not eligible for the treatment?

A person who is affected by bacterial infection chancroid is eligible to get this treatment.

Are there any side effects?

One not experiencing any symptoms of chancroid do not require this treatment.

What are the post-treatment guidelines?

f the doctor prescribes you medicine or antibiotics, it comes with multiple side effects. Some of them include vomiting tendency, nausea, diarrhoea and stomach cramps.

However, in case of surgery you are supposed to stay in the hospital for 2 to 3 days and is likely to be under complete rest.

How long does it take to recover?

You are supposed to continue the treatment until you attain full recovery. Regular consultation with the doctor is essential, sharing updates on the condition.

It is also advised to use condoms during sexual sessions. Moreover, restricting the number of sexual partners is also recommended. It is better to avoid all such possible situations that can infect you with Chancroid.

What is the price of the treatment in India?

If diagnosed at an early stage and properly exposed to treatment, recovery is attained within three to seven days. In case of surgical issues, the time taken gets extended for complete recovery.

Are the results of the treatment permanent?

Cost of the treatment varies as it includes consultation fees of the doctor and the medical expense. In case of surgery, the rates vary too as it differs between hospitals.

What are the alternatives to the treatment?

The results are generally permanent if being diagnosed at an early stage. Avoiding it or lingering it can lead to HIV infcetion and make the situation worse.

Popular Questions & Answers

Hi, Which medicine should be taken when the person have chancroid? And what's it treatment or and homemade medicine also?

BHMS, Certificate Course in Advance Homeopathy (CCAH), Masters Course in Advance Homeopathic (MCAH)
Homeopath, Indore
Hi Lybrate-user, You should take homeopathic medicines for chancroid. Merc. Sol. 200, twice in day for 3 days.

Want to know what are the test (name) that need to be done for any kind of std that can be transmitted through oral sex Specially for gonorrhoea and HPV.

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FCPS, DGO, Diploma of the Faculty of Family Planning (DFFP)
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
Tests for HIV, Syphilis, Gonorrhoea, HPV, Herpes, Chancroid, Vaginosis etc. Best is to meet Dermato-venereologist to get list as well as schedule of doing same.

I Have a ulcer on prepuce .after oral sex only ,not healing after 7 days treatment with acyclovir ointment.

MD-Ayurveda, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine & Surgery (BAMS)
Sexologist, Haldwani
Hello- Herpes simplex virus infection and syphilis are the most common causes of genital ulcers in male. Other infectious causes include chancroid, lymphogranuloma venereum, granuloma inguinale (donovanosis), secondary bacterial infections, and fu...
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Hello Doctor, I had sex with one women without Condom. My age 27. I took one hiv test after four months of exposure by using Eliza test. The result shows negative (normal). I am worries about hiv. Am I safe?

MBBS, DDV, FCPS, APEX, Diplomat American Board of Sexology
HIV Specialist, Mumbai
You are free from HIV. But also think of other STDs such as Hep B, Syphilis; which can be tested easily and Venereal Warts, Herpes, Gonorrhoea, Chancroid, LGV, Donovanosis etc. Do a baseline test for HIV, Hep B, Syphilis and Urine routine. If Hep ...

What are the test which can detect bacterial std to prevent infertility as having history of exposure and is vdrl test after 2 months confirms negative is true about syphilis n test for other bacterial std.

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FCPS, DGO, Diploma of the Faculty of Family Planning (DFFP)
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
Meet dermato-venereologist for list and schedule depending on exposure date. If you want to know list - •HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, Chancroid, Trichomoniasis, Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and Genital Warts, Herpes, Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, Molluscum Contagio...
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