This is a painful ulcer or sore, which secretes a contagious matter, usually appearing upon the genitals within a few days after exposure. If not properly treated, these sores often last several months. There may be several present at the same time. In many cases, a painful swelling occurs in the groin, on one side or on both, from enlargement of the glands in this region. The swelling may disappear by absorption, or suppurate and form an abscess. This form of venereal disease does not give rise to constitutional symptoms.

The Treatment of Chancroid

Keep the sore clean, employ a restricted diet, practice absolute continence, and refrain from active exercise for a few days. Meat, stimulants, spices, and tobacco, should be carefully avoided. The specific poison may be destroyed by touching the sore with a strong caustic of some sort.