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How does genital herpes differ from chancroid in appearance

A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Valentin Drezaliu
19 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Ulcers: Chancroid is characterized by painfull ulcers. It can be larger in size than herpes and deeper. Mostly herpetic infection are characterized by tiny ul ... Read More

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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
You cannot: See a doctor. They will be able to differentiate.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
37 years experience Family Medicine
Chancroid vs herpes: Chancroid is an std caused by a bacterium which forms soft lumps that ulcerate. It's cured with antibiotics. (for more info see http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.N ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience Pediatrics
Genital lesions...: ...Tend to be somewhat larger; other than that, the "dew drops on a rose petal" appearance is the same.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Meng Syn
Dr. Meng Syn answered
37 years experience Dentistry
Location: Location . Location, location. Seriously, herpes is a general term for two different diseases: one that effects the area around the mouth (oral herpe ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
Very different: Genital warts look like warts anywhere else. They're flesh-colored and not fluid-filled. Herpes looks like either small blisters or shallow ulcers on ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience Urology
Here are some ...: The page still shows this Q still unanswered although I did it. So, I repeated; HSV-1 genital herpes can cause itching, sore, and pain as that from HS ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathy Robinson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Nerve irritation: All forms of herpes can cause a burning stinging type of pain. Herpes viruses are stored in nerve cell bodies and when activated cause irritation of t ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Not much: You can be treated with antivirals which will help to shorten the duration of active lesions, and capsaicin-containing preparations will help to numb ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: Herpes simplex virus -2 can be spread through vaginal, anal ; oral sex.

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