What is Chancroid Treatment?
Chancroid is a bacterial infection that causes open sores on or around the genitals of men and women. It is a type of venereal disease (transmitted through sexual contact).
Chancroid is caused by a type of bacteria called Haemophilus ducreyi. It attacks the tissue and produces an open sore (sometimes referred to as a chancroid or ulcer) on or near the external reproductive organs of men and women. The ulcer may bleed or produce a contagious fluid that can spread bacteria during oral, anal, or vaginal intercourse. Chancroid may also spread from skin-to-skin contact with an infected person.
Chancroid is easily treated with antibiotics. Both you and your partner should be treated at the same time. Chancroid may be successfully treated with medication. It may go away on its own, but it may take several months to completely clear up. Medication is often faster and more productive.