Articles in the December issue discuss various health issues affecting school-aged children, including acne, eczema and growth disorders. Volume 41, No. Case study A man, 34 years of age, presented with a 4 day history of painless ulcerative lesions on his penis.
Chancroid is a highly infectious bacterial disease caused by Haemophilus ducreyi that affects the skin and mucous membranes of the penis, vulva, urethra, and anus. It produces painful irregularly shaped nonsyphilitic ulcers called chancroids, soft chancres, or soft sores that may heal without treatment. Ina total of 15 new cases were reported; however, Haemophilus ducreyi is difficult to culture so the condition may be significantly underdiagnosed.
Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted infection STI which shows as blisters or sores on the genitals. This is caused by the herpes simplex virus HSV. Sexually transmitted infection STI — any infection or disease that can be passed from one person to another during sexual activity.
Genital herpes symptoms are often mild and infrequent, often going unnoticed. For this reason, the majority of people who have genital herpes may be unaware they have it. Learning to recognise genital herpes symptoms can help an individual avoid sexual contact during a herpes episode and hence reduce the risk of transmitting genital herpes to a sexual partner.
Back to Health A to Z. Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted infection STI passed on through vaginal, anal and oral sex. Treatment from a sexual health clinic can help.
A common cause of male genital sores are infections that are spread through sexual contact, such as:. Other types of male genital sores may be caused by rashes such as psoriasis, molluscum contagiosum, allergic reactions, and non-sexually transmitted infections. For some of these problems, a sore may also be found other places on the body, such as in the mouth and throat.
It is important to note that having a risk factor does not mean that one will get the condition. A risk factor increases one's chances of getting a condition compared to an individual without the risk factors. Some risk factors are more important than others. Also, not having a risk factor does not mean that an individual will not get the condition.
More often than not, it will be something that is far less serious but a condition you will want to get checked out nevertheless. A non-infectious penile skin condition is one that you cannot get it from or pass it to another person. While this shouldn't suggest that you can ignore it, a non-infectious skin condition tends to be less serious than an infectious one.
Home Find us Links Contact us Twitter. Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted infection caused by the Herpes simplex viruses — either type 1 HSV-1 or type 2 HSV-2 This is the same family of viruses that causes cold sores on the lip. The majority of men infected with herpes will have no symptoms or only very mild disease. Often the infection goes completely unrecognised.