Chanchriod is a sexually transmitted disease caused by the bacterium called Haemophilus. It causes open sores around the genitals and also causes ulceration of the lymph nodes in the groin. The infection begins with the appearance of painful open sores on the genitals and swollen lymph nodes in the groin. Symptoms in women are often less noticeable and may be limited to painful urination or defection, painful intercourse or vaginal discharge. These symptoms appear within a week after exposure. The common locations are chanchroid sores in men are the penis and scrotum. In women, the common locations are labia majora, labia minora and inner thighs. Its incubation period falls between 3-7 days.
Some interesting information related to health:
Mode of Transmission
- Having unprotected sex.
- Wearing contaminated fomites.
- Skin-to-skin contact with an infected person.
- Presence of painful ulcer on and around the genitals.
- Draining of grey or yellowish pus from the ulcers.
- Swelling in the groin may occur.
- Bleeding from the ulcers.
- Painful urination.
- Vaginal discharge.
- Awaking the community through Practicing safe sex.
- Consistent use of condom during sexual intercourse.
- Limiting the number of sexual partners.
- Promoting abstinence from drugs and alcohol.
- Avoiding high-risk sex partners.
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