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Exploring Chancroid All By Yourself

Feb 10, 2008
First, you have to know that Chancroid is one of the most unpleasant STDs because it develops by disagreeable pain in the genital area. You must be very careful when you choose a new partner for sex because it can be spread only by sexual contact.

The cause of this disease is a bacterium, which can lead to infection. In general, this disease can be caught from women whose source of income is sex or from their customers, especially in poorer countries, where the oldest job in the world is still performed under non-hygienic conditions.

In western countries like USA, Canada, UK, or France, according to statistics the occurrence of this disease is very rare. Therefore, if it has been spread in thees countries, people who visited other countries are responsible for it and apart fromprostitution, it can be associated with cocaine consumption.

You may know that Jewish have a circumcision ritual at a young age of a boy. Well, it is good news from the point of view of contracting Chancroid, because it is said that in the case of men who are not circumcised the risk is greater than in the case of circumcised ones. The latter ones can catch the disease more easily from a partner who is infected. In addition, Chancroid infection may facilitate AIDS emergence, out of biological and ecological reasons, as it can easily spread to healthy people. If their immune system is weak, HIV danger may be obvious.

As far as signs and symptoms are concerned, we can inform you that they may be visible after one day to two weeks of incubation. It may start with a tiny inflammation, which can ulcerate that very day. This ulcer can range from three to 50 mm and it is painful. Besides, its borders are sharply defined, or they are ragged or irregular. The basis of the bump is grey or yellowish and if you scratch it, it can bleed.

In the case of Chancroid infection, the patient may develop several painful ulcerations in the genital area. To continue with, suppurative adenopathy is often associated with this disease.

The bacterium, which triggers the affection, is not immediately detected by specific tests. Actually, it cannot be detected during the first seven days. Besides, it is not genital herpes.

In general, men have only one ulcer, while women may have more ulcers, and fewer symptoms. The ulcer can be located on the penis gland or labia minora in the case of women. However, it can emerge on labia majora as well, on opposite sides. Women in general feel pain while urinating or during intercourse.

The first ulcer, which emerges, can be mistaken as syphilis sign, but in the case of Chancroid, the chancre is soft.

You must not worry if you notice some lymph nodes in the inguinal area because it is a typical consequence of Chancroid. These nodes may erupt.

Chancroid can be efficiently treated with antibiotics during a week but you must be careful when you want to try an exotic experience far from your country.
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