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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
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
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
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
Yeast vs syphilis: Symptoms of a yeast infection may include: burning, redness & itching of the vulva; burning with urination & vaginal intercourse & a clumpy, white, vaginal discharge with no odor. Sometimes the discharge isn’t apparent. Syphilis can present with chancre (sore) in location that germs entered body. There may be swollen lymph nodes. Second phase – rash on palms/soles/body red/brown flat or raised ...Read more
Doctor can evaluate: Folliculitis usually affects a larger area of skin than the small spot that a herpes sore affects. Folliculitis is tiny pustules where the hair follicles are. Herpes makes tiny blisters, in a cluster, very close together. Herpes blisters (vesicles) break open with some clear or yellowish fluid, not pus like in folliculitis. A doctor can evaluate and tell the difference. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lab test required: The symptoms are very similar, although with chlamydia they tend to be milder, and more often no symptoms at all. You need lab testing to know which you have, or maybe neither one -- other STDs can also cause the same symptoms like vaginal discharge, burning urination, spotting after sex, or low abdominal pain. ...Read more
HSV and pilar cysts: The difference is that HSV blisters are painful, located on the skin and will be present during the outbreak and then the blisters will disappear completely once the outbreak has resolved. Pilar cysts are firm, slow growing subcutaneous nodules that do not spontaneously disappear. They are painless, unless they become infected and are most commonly located on the scalp ...Read more
Whoa: This is serious. The rash of acute HIV infection is unlikely to feature pustules / pimples or blackheads. But this is beside the point. If you are concerned that you are hiv-positive, you won't rest or be able to focus on the other tasks of life until you get a reliable test -- if a recent exposure, a pcr. It may not be inexpensive, but it's well worth it. Get with your physician now. ...Read more
Different symptoms: Most genital HPV infections cause no symptoms, but some HPV infections cause genital warts. Warts are painless growths in the genital area. Herpes is entirely different and doesn't look or feel anything like warts or HPV. Typically it causes blister-like bumps that then become open sores and heal over the next week or so. If you are worried about any of these, see your doctor for exam and testing. ...Read more
Here are some ...: Fordyce spots are ectopic, not-hair-follicle-related sebaceous glands, appears as 1-3-mm papules, and are painless. But herpes are virus-caused skin infection with prodromal skin hypersensitivity followed with a cluster of blisters on an erythematous patch of skin, commonly on foreskin / glans penis, but maybe elsewhere. So, history and physical findings can easily differentiate them. ...Read more
Here are some...: Fortunately, either has its unique symptoms and looks, which can be easily recognized - once seen, never forget them. Warts are painless & usually with cauliflower-like but fine frond, but herpes comes with its pre-warning sensitivity followed by blisters appearing in clusters. More? Ask your doctors or contact me at www.Healthtap.com with RQPWJC to log in for appointments. ...Read more
Location and appeara: Herpetic lesions occur on the lip borders. And are usually solitary lesionsprimary herpes can occur in multiple oral locations and this one time event can be associated w/ fever, malaise, and mouth pain. Herpetic lesions start out like a pimple which then bursts and becomes crater like, with a slimy exudate, canker sores are on oral mucosa, are red w a white ring, and don't have the exudate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I want to know what is the difference between herpes simplex 1, herpes simplex 2 and gential herpes?
Different symptoms: Genital herpes causes blisters and sores, chlamydia does not. Chlamydia usually causes dishcarge from the penis, sometimes with slightly painful urination; herpes can cause these, but usually does not. Both often cause infection with no symptoms at all. If you think you might have been exposed or have symptoms, see a doctor ASAP. Don't guess! ...Read more
Just curious: how do you tell the difference between dermatitis herpetiformis and herpes gladiatorum?
Easy: Suppose you're sure it's one or the other, which you probably aren't. DH is symmetric. HG is wherever you got rubbed on the mat with the wrestler who had the herpes lesion. HG is likely to come up all at once, while DH less so. DH will usually test positive for anti-gluten stuff. Hope this helps. There are a few other painful small-blister diseases as well -- read up. Best wishes. ...Read more
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