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How does genital herpes differ from chancroid in appearance?

How does genital herpes differ from chancroid in appearance?

Ulcers: Chancroid is characterized by painfull ulcers. It can be larger in size than herpes and deeper. Mostly herpetic infection are characterized by tiny ulcers healing within a week( if no immunosupression) in chancroid the ulcers will get larger and bigger. ...Read more

Reproductive Organs (Definition)

The major organs of the reproductive system includes, the external genitalia (penis and vulva) as well as a number of internal organs including the gamete producing gonads (testicles and ovaries). Diseases of the human reproductive system are very common and widespread, particularly ...Read more


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How can I tell if I have genital herpes or chancroid?

How can I tell if I have genital herpes or chancroid?

You cannot: See a doctor. They will be able to differentiate. ...Read more

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What's different between chancroid and genital herpes?

What's different between chancroid and genital herpes?

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.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001659/ ). Herpes is a virus that causes blisters & ulcers; it can be suppressed with antiviral meds but never is completely cured & can recur when triggered by stress, etc. Both cause ulcerations. ...Read more

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What is the difference of cold sores and genital herpes appearance?

What is the difference of cold sores and genital herpes appearance?

Genital lesions...: ...Tend to be somewhat larger; other than that, the "dew drops on a rose petal" appearance is the same. ...Read more

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How do genital warts and genital herpes differ?

How do genital warts and genital herpes differ?

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 a red base. In addition, herpes lesions come and go; warts just stay there. ...Read more

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Is type 1 genital herpes painful?

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 HSV-2. More detail? To http://www.livestrong.com/article/49176-symptoms-type-genital-herpes/. Best wish.. ...Read more

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Why does some genital herpes hurt?

Why does some genital herpes hurt?

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 the nerves causing pain. ...Read more

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What can help genital herpes symptoms?

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 the area after the initial burning they cause, but otherwise, simple pain medications can alleviate some of the discomfort. ...Read more

Herpes (Definition)

There are different types of herpes infections; herpes simplex infection of mouth (gingivostomatitis) and lips (labialis) are the most common. Others include genital herpes, and herpes zoster. Herpes infection could very mild to very dangerous depending on the type and location of the body affected. I ...Read more


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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