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Medicine For Chancroid
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
Ulcers pus Lg nodes: It is a sexually transmitted disease from tropical and subtropical areas usually associated with drug use, prostitution, syphilis and aids. Large genital ulcers and large painful pus filled inguinal lymph nodes are seen. Still fairly rare in us, although with aids, it is more common...And it hurts, and you can pass it on....If you think you have it consider going to the state health department. ...Read more
Ulcer: 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 be treated with antibiotics. ...Read more
Chancroid is rare...: Chancroid is somewhat rare in the USA. In fact, most STD treatment centers do not have the lab capability to diagnose it. Almost all painful genital ulcers are herpes. But...the criteria for suspician of chancroid are 1) One or more painful genital ulcers 2) No laboratory evidence of syphilis 3) Tests for herpes are negative 3) the clinical presentation is typical for Chancroid. Best Wishes! ...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
Genital ulcers: Herpes and chancroid cause genital ulcers (also syphilis). In the us, genital herpes is the most common. A definitive 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 suggests the diagnosis of chancroid (in setting of negative syphilis and herpes testing). Hiv test should also be done. See md for eval. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was tested positive for herpes two days ago but my partner is negative and my symptoms were more like chancroid, could that be a misdiagnosis?
I was told I have chancroid yesterday. but my boyfriend doesn't have signs of it? I am confused how I could have got this. my lastsex partner was jan
Genital herpes?: Chancroid is extremely rare in the US, with NO reported cases at all in recent years. So it is likely you were misdiagnosed. And people don't carry chancroid for 5 months. The most common condition that mimics chancroid is gential herpes. Return for reevaluation, or find another doctor familiar with STDs. Do it ASAP, the sooner the better for accurate herpes diagnosis herpes. Good luck! ...Read more
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
Bumps/sores looking like my skin was scraped/burned off (looks like chancroid) almost a month since it appeared, not healing, but can it spread?
I am 100% certain that I have Chancroid and I am 100% Sure that I contracted it in Fall of 2000. I experienced a sore from it very soon after I had t?
Unclear question: Do you have a question. If you had chanroid, I trust you got it treated. If you have a question, please state it clearly. 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. ...Read more
How do I differentiate between syphilis and chancroid? Whats 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
Professional care: Correct about usually painful versus painless genital sores. But there's been no chancroid in the US for many years, except maybe a few who caught it elsewhere and returned home with chancroid. Most genital ulcers aren't due to either one; herpes is far and away the most common cause. See a doctor for exam and testing. Don't worry about "secretive": medical confidentiality laws are very strong. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you have chancroid could Valtrex (valacyclovir) make it clear up for a little while then come back? My HSV results aren't back yet & symptoms similar to this.
You cannot: See a doctor. They will be able to differentiate. ...Read more
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
Chancroid or herpes?: If you are self-diagnosed, probably you don't have chancroid. Herpes is far and away the most common cause of chancroid-like genital ulcers. Also, chacroid doens't cause fever and chills, but a new infection with herpes often does. See a doctor ASAP for accurate diagnosis and treatment. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Got prescribed cipro (ciprofloxacin) (500mg 2x day, 7 days) for Chancroid (have 7 ulcers on penis). After 6 days, they still there but turned white. Is it curing?
Maybe herpes?: If the lesions are less painful and any enlarged lymph nodes in the groin are becoming nontender and smaller, most likely the cipro (ciprofloxacin) is working and healing will continue. However, I'm worried you might have herpes instead. Herpes often causes several sores, but chancroid almost always has just one or two. Recheck with your doctor, or maybe a sexual health or STI expert. Good luck! ...Read more
Depends!: Medications are neither inherently good nor bad. It's the (intent of) use that can make something "bad". Improper use, improper dose, improper frequency, improper route of administration can all make any "good" drug bad. Hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) used to lower blood pressure is a "bad" drug to lower cholesterol or cure strep throat b/c it does neither. Yet, it's a great drug for hypertension. Talk to your familydoc. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Do not use if pregna: Category x drugs are contraindicated for use in pregnancy due to studies demonstrating evidence of serious fetal abnormalities in animals, humans, or both such that fetal risks clearly outweigh maternal benefit. Check out http://www.Empr.Com/drugs-contraindicated-in-pregnancy/article/125914/ for more info, including partial list. ...Read more
Laughter, of course: Sorry for the glib answer. Since there are thousands of medicines for thousands of conditions, could you be more specific in your question. Overall, i think antibiotics are one of the most amazing inventions in the history of mankind. ...Read more
Many of them: This is not an easy answer since there are many drugs categorized as unsafe. The american porphyria foundation has good resources on drug safety: http://www.Porphyriafoundation.Com/testing-and-treatment/drug-safety-in-acute-porphyria. Just because a drug may be listed as unsafe doesn't mean it's unsafe for everyone. However, it's important to use caution with any drug that is potentially unsafe. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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