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What is chancroid?

What is chancroid?

An STD w/ ulcers: Refer to following site for info on chancroid: http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001659/. ...Read more

Dr. Barbara Lavi
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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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What are symptoms of chancroid?

What are symptoms of chancroid?

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

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Can you have chancroid for a year and not know it?

Can you have chancroid for a year and not know it?

Unlikely: Chancroid causes the body to produce painful genital ulcers within a short period of time. You would know if something was wrong down there. The incubation period is usually a day to a couple of weeks. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: chancroid?

What is the definition or description of: chancroid?

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

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How to know if herpes or chancroid?

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

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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

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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 best way to rule out the disease. For chancroid special cultures are needed form the ulcers. ...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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Are there any distinctive differences between chancroid and herpes?

Are there any distinctive differences between chancroid and herpes?

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 more

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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?

Not likely: Chancroid has same presentation as herpes except it causes by bacteria instead of virus like herpes. If your doctor did culture or blood tests then it is not likeky a misdiagnosis. Call and discuss with your doctor aboput your concern. ...Read more

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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

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, with NO reported cases in the US in recent years. And people don't carry chancroid for 5 months. Probably you were misdiagnosed. The main condition that mimics chancroid is gential herpes, but syphilis also is possible. 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

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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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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?

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?

Unsure: That's difficult to determine from your question. I would really want to see it; possibly culture or biopsy the area and find out what it is. Being that we don't know what it is I would say avoid sex until a physician determines what it is. ...Read more

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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

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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

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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Is getting chancroid a sign of HIV infection?

Is getting chancroid a sign of HIV infection?

Not necessarily: It is an std, and therefore you should be tested for others, but this does not necessarily mean that you have gotten hiv. ...Read more

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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.

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.

Different agents: Valtrex (valacyclovir) would not affect the causative agent of chancroid. Chancroid and herpes may have similar symptoms but the former is a bacterial infection and the latter a viral one. Chancroid can be cured, herpes can only be controlled. ...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?

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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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

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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?

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

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Medicine for memory?

Medicine for memory?

Meds for memory: There really is no medication specifically for memory. There are medications that can help improve concentration. Some holistic stores sell natural supplements that promote themselves as good for memory. ...Read more

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What is category x drug?

What is category x drug?

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

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What is topical medicine?

Outside: It's a medication or substance that goes on that outside such as creams, ointments or drops. ...Read more

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What is the best medicine?

What is the best medicine?

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

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What is medicine for acidity?

What is medicine for acidity?

Mylanta: Try otc mylanta or tums (calcium carbonate). Beside medications eat on time. Avoid spicy food. Medications like asprin and Ibuprofen should be avoided. If symptoms persists see your doctor. ...Read more

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What drugs are safe and unsafe?

What drugs are safe and unsafe?

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 more

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What is best medicine for dadar?

What is best medicine for dadar?

Dadar??: Could you possibly mean dandruff? I'm sorry I don't know what dadar is. .. please resubmit for clarification, at least to me:) ...Read more

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What is the best medicine for pe?

What is the best medicine for pe?

Blood thinner: For PE (pulmonary embolism), there are many options including aspirin, Coumadin, (warfarin) Xarelto, Pradaxa, Lovenox, Arixtra, unfractionated heparin. Which is better depends on your specific case and cannot be stated at this point. ...Read more

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Do all medicines come from plants?

No: But many medicines do come from plants. ...Read more

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Is there any organic medicine yet?

Yes: But you have to be really careful. Because there is not enough study. Medicine is a science based on the evidence. ...Read more

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Is oxyplatin a good drug for mcrc?

Is oxyplatin a good drug for mcrc?

Yes: It is one of the chemo agents used in conjunction with Xeloda (capecitabine) (oral 5FU) or in the chemo combination with Folinic acid, 5 FU and the oxaliplatin as FOLFOX. The platinum targets DNA but in tumors the localization site is on tumor membrane where DNA localizes possibly in the form of mutated mitochondrial DNA ...Read more

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What kind of medicine shouls I use?

For what?: What symptoms are you having? We can't offer any guidance without more details. So ask again, with specifics. ...Read more