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What's different between chancroid and genital herpes?

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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
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