Chancroid

  • Sexually transmitted bacterial infection
  • Affects the anal and genital areas such as the penis, vagina and uterus
  • Symptoms may include painful sores on the genitals, fever and swollen glands in the groin area
  • Spread by sexual contact with infected person
  • Affects males and females but more common in young males and female sex workers
  • Can occur at any age but more common in sexually active individuals
  • May be mild and easily treated in earlier stages but becomes severe and more difficult to treat in later stages

Avoid sexual intercourse

FOR PAIN

Apply hot or cold packs to the area

Relaxation techniques

Distraction

Over-the-counter medicine (refer to manufacturer’s recommendations for dosage):

– Acetaminophen

– Ibuprofen

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