Chancroid - exotica from distant countries

February 12, 2009

  • Chancroid - exotica from distant countries
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 Chancroid - a sexually transmitted disease (STD). It is caused by Haemophilus ducreyi, gram-negative bacteria, which is most common in developing countries, and is very rare in Europe. Chancroid - a bacterial disease that causes painful, irregularly shaped ulcers in those places, when in contact with that infection occurred; infection treated relatively easily and does not have long-term complications.

 Chancroid - exotica from distant countries

Chancroid - it

The size of ulcers that appear in this STD can vary from 1-2 millimeters to several centimeters, usually 1-2 cm in diameter.

Form ulcers may be irregular, oval or round.

Unlike chancre, is a symptom of syphilis Symptoms of syphilis - it is important to recognize at an early stage  Symptoms of syphilis - it is important to recognize at an early stage
 I chancroid soft edges and compressive ulcer at some time changes shape.

 Chancroid - exotica from distant countries


The first signs of infection appear within a period of 3-5 days to two weeks after exposure to the causative agent; usually a painful ulcers are slightly convex in those places where germs infiltrated body. Typically, ulcers formed on the outside and / or inside the vagina or rectum, on the penis and, sometimes, arms, thighs, or oral.

After one to four days chancre filled with pus, become inflamed and become very painful and then explode.

The next stage may last for several weeks. Painful open sores oozing pus; sometimes several ulcers form one large ulcer.

Approximately half of the cases, when STDs are not treated, the bacteria that caused the chancroid, affect the lymph nodes in the groin.

This inflamed lymph nodes are enlarged, filled with pus and sometimes burst. Through an open wound can cause contamination by other bacteria.

 Chancroid - exotica from distant countries


  • Pathogens chancroid transmitted through the skin during anal, oral or vaginal sex with an infected person.
  • In addition, the causative bacteria can enter the body through minor abrasions and scratches, close physical contact.
  • Uncircumcised men are infected with chancroid more likely than men to cut off the foreskin.
  • Failure to comply with the rules of personal hygiene increases the likelihood of contracting the infection.
  • Chancroid is more common in men than in women.

 Chancroid - exotica from distant countries

Risk factors

Risk factors for infection with chancroid is any damage to the skin, sex without a condom, with several sexual partners. In addition to at-risk groups include people who use illegal drugs, people with other sexually transmitted diseases, prostitutes and their clients. The highest probability of infection exists in third world countries.

Causative bacteria does not apply when you use one with an infected clothes, utensils, sanitary ware; In addition, they are not made from mother to child during childbirth.

 Chancroid - exotica from distant countries


For the diagnosis of chancroid is usually carried out an analysis of a tissue sample, the test using the method of Gram and although chancroid pathogens do not penetrate into the blood stream, do a blood test Blood tests: a mirror of health  Blood tests: a mirror of health
   to identify other STDs.

 Chancroid - exotica from distant countries


If at the beginning of the treatment of chancroid has caused an increase and inflammation of the lymph nodes, they drained under local anesthesia.

Although antibiotics Antibiotics - whether they will help you in the foreseeable future?  Antibiotics - whether they will help you in the foreseeable future?
   It is an effective treatment for this infection, by now many strains of Haemophilus ducreyi have become resistant to the following medicines: ampicillin, chloramphenicol, penicillin, tetracycline.

Now for the treatment of chancroid, as a rule, use the following medications: ciprofloxacin, erythromycin, Trimetopirn. They are taken over several days, but no longer than two weeks. In some cases, prescribe single dose azithromycin and ceftriaxone.

Self-treatment of gonorrhea - not to tempt fate

March 29, 2012

  • Self-treatment of gonorrhea - not to tempt fate
  • Medication
  • Treatment for gay men

 Treatment of gonorrhea
 If you think you are sick with gonorrhea, you should consult with your family doctor or go to a clinic specializing in diseases of the genitourinary system, as quickly as possible. Avoid any sexual contact until you see your doctor and get treatment if necessary. Self-treatment of gonorrhea Treatment of gonorrhea - the consequences of self-confidence  Treatment of gonorrhea - the consequences of self-confidence
   It is not permitted, because it can lead to the most serious and unpredictable consequences.

Gonorrhea - is a bacterial infection called slang gonorrhea, which can cause serious complications and unpleasant in the body if left untreated. This may be of infertility in women and testicular infection and prostate cancer in men. Pregnant women can transmit the venereal disease to their children, and if it is not diagnosed and treated, it can cause blindness in infants.


Treatment of adults

In a specialized clinic doctor will use a swab How to use sanitary pad - basic precautions  How to use sanitary pad - basic precautions
 To take a sample of flora from your genitals (in women with cervical cancer). Then the sample is sent to a lab for analysis. If the results are positive and you are diagnosed with gonorrhea, you will conduct treatment with antibiotics by injection or conventional tablets. Antibiotics that treat gonorrhea include ceftriaxone, cefixime and spectinomycin.


Resistant strains

Unfortunately, according to the doctors, cases of gonorrhea that is resistant to certain widely used antibiotics. For this reason, antibiotics such as penicillin is not recommended. In any case, if the tests show that your disease gonorrhea can be cured with penicillin, it is quite possible that the doctor will prescribe to start it.


Your symptoms

The symptoms of your disease should begin to pass within three days after the adoption of antibiotics. Your doctor will tell you to come to him again after this period of time that he or she can check whether the treatment works. You have to feel the pain reduction and relief in the anus and at the time of urination. Women find that by the time to begin the next month, heavy bleeding and spotting Spotting - it is important to rule out pathology  Spotting - it is important to rule out pathology
   between periods, will decrease. Men who had pelvic pain and testicles will also be improved, though it may take up to two weeks, the pain went away completely.


Sex during treatment

Sexual intercourse during the treatment, or before the doctor give you retreat not desirable. There is a big chance that you will infect your partner with gonorrhea, if you have a full sexual intercourse or any sexual contact until you have recovered.


Treatment of infants

Infants born to mothers with gonorrhea receive treatment whether they have symptoms or not. The main goal of treatment - to protect the baby's eyes. Immediately after the birth of babies eyes drip medicine to stop the infection. If, however, the infection has already occurred, the infant designate antibiotics. A pregnant woman suffering gonorrhea, should immediately seek medical help.



Many people infected with gonorrhea again after successful treatment, fall into this situation again, because their sexual partners who have the infection, did not receive timely treatment. You need to talk with your partner about your diagnosis and ask him or her to get tested and get treatment. Untreated gonorrhea Gonorrhea - self-ruled  Gonorrhea - self-ruled
   It can lead to serious long-term disease. If you do not want to warn his past partners in person that they may have gonorrhea, you can ask your representatives of specialized clinics to send them a notification with a request to be tested and receive treatment.