Chancroid is a type of bacterial infection caused by a bacteria called Haemophilus ducreyi.
This infection is mainly found in the third world and developing nations..
Symptoms of chancroid
A person will get a small bump in the genitals within 1-2 days of getting Chancroid. This bump turns into an ulcer within a day of its appearance. This ulcer varies in size from 1/8 inch to 2 inches across, that is soft but pains a lot. It also has well-defined borders, which has a base covered with a greyish textured. This bleeds quite easily if scraped or injured
The areas affected in men due to this infection are foreskin, shaft, head of the penile organ, the opening of the urethra, groove behind the head of the penis, and scrotum.
In women, these ulcers commonly occur in the (labia majora), which is the outer lips of the vagina. In this type of infection, there may also occur, “Kissing ulcers” that are the ulcers that appearing on opposite ends of the labia.
Some other areas,like the inner vagina lips (labia minora), the gap between the genitals and the perineal area, and the inner thighs may also get severely affected. The most common symptoms that come forth in women are the pain with urination and sexual intercourse.The ulcer generally looks like a chancre, that is the sore of primary syphilis.50% of infected men have only a separate single ulcer. Women may have up to four or more ulcers. .
Symptoms of chancroid
Other areas, such as the inner vagina lips (labia minora), the area between the genitals and the
anus (perineal area), and the inner thighs may also be involved. The most common symptoms
in women are pain with urination and intercourse.
The ulcer may look like a chancre, the typical sore of primary syphilis. About half of infected
men have only a single ulcer. Women often have four or more ulcers. The ulcers appear in
This bacterial infection is successfully treated with the help of antibiotics, such as Azithromycin, erythromycin, Ceftriaxone, ciprofloxacin. lymph node swellings that are large enough needs to be drained, with the help of a needle or surgical intervention. Chancroid does tend to become better on its own with time. However, some people experience prolonged painful ulcers and draining. Antibiotic treatment is quite helpful in clearing up the lesions immediately with very little scarring.