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How do I differentiate between syphilis and chancroid?

How do I differentiate between syphilis and chancroid?

Genital ulcers: Herpes, syphilis, donovanosis and chancroid cause genital ulcers. In the us, genital herpes is the most common. A diagnosis of chancroid is a little tricky b/c test not widely available. Having both a painful genital ulcer and tender swelling in the groin raises the possibility of chancroid (in setting of negative syphilis and herpes testing). Hiv test should also be done. See md for evaluation. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Chancroid (Definition)

It is a sexually transmitted, acute, ulcerative disease of the vulva. It is painful. It is caused by the bacteria haemophilus ducreyi. The incubation period is short 3-6 days. The initial lesion is small, but evolves over the next 2-3 days into the ulcer. The ulcers are painful , and can ...Read more


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How can you differentiate between syphilis and chancroid?

How can you differentiate between syphilis and chancroid?

Depends: Syphilis is usually painless ulcers while chancroid can be very painfull. This is not always the case. Sometimes the infections can coexists. For syphilis blood work is the best way to rule out the disease. For chancroid special cultures are needed form the ulcers. ...Read more

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How do I differentiate between syphilis and chancroid? What's the most secretive way of getting tested for either? There are many differences between the syphilitic chancre and chancroid: i. Chancres are typically painless, whereas chancroid are typically

How do I differentiate between syphilis and chancroid? What's the most secretive way of getting tested for either? There are many differences between the syphilitic chancre and chancroid:
i.	Chancres are typically painless, whereas chancroid are typically

If : If you think you have a sexually transmitted disease, you need to go to a doctor and get tested and treated as soon as possible. You should also notify your sexual partners. In the future, you should practice safe sex by using a condom or barrier every time you have sex. Everything you say to the doctor is confidential. ...Read more

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How to tell the difference between chancroid and syphilis?

How to tell the difference between chancroid and syphilis?

Genital lesions: Chancroid is a soft friable lesion appearing on mons pubis with surface ulceration. Syphillitic ulcers are more defined, smaller, deeper ulcerated areas which are usually painless(unlike herpetic ulcers). The definitive test is taking swab cultures or biopsies. A blood sample for syphilis(rpr with fta) must be done additionally to confirm before treatment could be started. ...Read more

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How to differentiate a guttate psoriasis and syphilis?

How to differentiate a guttate psoriasis and syphilis?

Biopsy & blood tests: Syphilis can generally be diagnosed with a blood test. Guttate psoriasis would require a biopsy and examination of the tissue by a pathologist for certain diagnosis. Presence of one does not exclude the other.
For good health — Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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How do I differentiate between syphillis chancre and chancroid?

How do I differentiate between syphillis chancre and chancroid?

Many differences: The syphilitic ulcer has a hard base which is non-tender, has a well-defined edge and will, with time, disappear on its own. The chancroid ulcer has a soft base, is quite tender and may look inflamed, and has ragged shaggy edges. You should not try to make this diagnosis yourself, but see a doctor, because if you have one std the odds are good that you have more than one. Get tested. ...Read more

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How do you get syphilis?

How do you get syphilis?

Exposure to germ: Syphillis is usually transmitted sexually thru contact with an infected person. That person may be asymptomatic and or have thought they had a flu like illness as their only symptoms. Risk of transmission is estimated at 30% per contact during the contageous phaze. Infected women pass it to their babies during pregnancy in the first years they have untreated disease. ...Read more

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How do you cure syphilis?

How do you cure syphilis?

Peniccilin: Good old-fashioned penicillin is still the standard first line treatment for syphilis. For people with an allergy to penicillin there are other antibiotics available. Syphilis is a treatable std. Get tested. ...Read more

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How does syphilis spread?

How does syphilis spread?

Skin to skin contact: Syphilis is spread via skin to skin contact with an infected painless sore called a chancre. If the infected sore come into contact with another person during any type of sexual activity then the other person is at risk and should be tested. ...Read more

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Is syphilis spread in the air?

Is syphilis spread in the air?

No: Syphillis is not spread in the air like a flu or cold. Transmission requires direct contact with the germ. This can be as it passes mom to baby in her blood, thru a tainted blood transfusion(they test it to avoid that) &direct contact with sores during sex or other contact. ...Read more

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How common is syphilis in the us?

How common is syphilis in the us?

More than u think...: Though overall statistics paints a relatively low number, in certain populations such as msm (men who have sex with men) in urban centers, syphilis rates are disturbingly high — in 2010 the cdc estimates it to be 44 times higher than other men and 40 times that of women. It is also important to remember that co-infection with HIV is not uncommon, so get tested for both! ...Read more

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Wht food not to eat while syphilis?

Wht food not to eat while syphilis?

No restrictions: There is no dietary restrictions for patients with syphilis. ...Read more

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Can you really go crazy from syphilis?

Yes: In the past when syphilis was common, the so called tertiary type occurring years later in the course of disease caused the so called gpi (general paresis of the insane) mistaken for purely psychiatric disease. ...Read more

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Syphilis makes you go mad, is that true?

Yes: Neurosyphilis (tertiary phase)can present as delirium, dementia, mania, paranoia, personality changes, cognitive changes or psychosis. Encephalitis can present in the quaternary phase. ...Read more

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Is it possible for syphilis to cure itself?

No: The symptoms may go away, but you'll still be infected, which could cause problems later. ...Read more

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What re the symptoms of syphilis and its cure?

Syphilis: Doxycycline can be a cure to syphilis but it is not the most effective treatment. There is a special Penicillin known as Bicillin or Penacillin G that at 2.4 million units is 100% curative. Syphilis is experienced in three phases but there are often no symptom between phases. Blood testing and antibody titer monitoring are the norms for making sure the treatment was effective. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of syphilis in baby?

What are the symptoms of syphilis in baby?

See below: The common symptoms and signs of congenital syphilis are: snuffles (white, bloody or purulent), rash, enlarged liver, spleen, and lymph nodes, and jaundice. ...Read more

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In how many weeks syphilis is detectable by test?

2-4 weeks: There is a window period during which time you might not test positive for syphilis but still be infected. This window period can vary by type of test -- and probably from person to person. The syphilis lesion (chancre) usually appears 1-3 weeks after exposure and the vdrl/rpr blood test usually is reactive 1-2 weeks after the lesion appears. ...Read more

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The chances of contracting syphilis from one time?

Can't give you a #: All sexually transmitted diseases are acquired from one sexual encounter, whether it was you first or you're 100th. It's just the luck of the drawn--you you were with, and wihat you did. That's why it's best to always play safe. ...Read more

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What happens if syphilis isn't treated right away?

It may persist: The more you wait the higher the chances the disease will become chronic, harder to treat. The disease is reportable, usually epidemiologyc investigation is started to identify and treat all possible contacts. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: syphilis?

Syphilis: Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease involving a bacterium called treponema pallidum. ...Read more

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I think I might have syphilis can you help me please?

Certainly: All you need to do is get appt with your family MD or a clinic to have a routine blood test done for this. If you are 18, the results are private to you and not your parents if you see that as being a concern. Ideally, it may be best if they can help you with this, but it can be embarrassing and not likely to happen. If you have this, you are responsible to inform all partners. Best of Luck. ...Read more

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Could you please describe the stages of the disease syphilis?

4 stages: Primary: 1 chancre/sore or more painless sores at site of entry of syphilis bacterium. Lasts 3 – 6 weeks. If untreated progresses to Secondary stage: Skin rashes & sores in mouth, vagina or anus. Onset when 1ary healed or few weeks later. May have fever, swollen lymph glands, sore throat. Untreated progresses to latent & Tertiary stage. 1-many years late & damage brain, joints etc. ...Read more

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If you found syphilis at 9 months would it be too late to cure it?

Never too late to Rx: Syphilis progresses in 3 stages, the initial sore, the blood borne spirochete, and finally crossing the blood brain barrier. Unlike the carol king song "it's too late" from her tapestry album, we rarely see 3rd stage disease because it is usually caught and treated prior to infiltrating the brain. Can that happen in 9 untreated months? It depends on the hosts' resistance and the rapidity of rx. ...Read more

Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
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Syphilis (Definition)

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