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  1. Genital Herpes - Topic Overview

    What is genital herpes? Learn about this sexually transmitted disease (STD) that may cause skin blisters and sores in the genital area.

  2. Syphilis: Chancre - Topic Overview

    The first symptom of syphilis is a sore called a chancre (say shanker) that is usually painless. The sore begins at the site of infection as a small, solid, raised skin sore less than 1 cm (0.4 in.) across. It develops into a red, usually painless open sore with a scooped-out appearance. The sore usually does not bleed.Two or more chancres may develop at the same time, usually in the genital area, but sometimes on the hands, mouth, or other body surfaces.Chancres contain millions of syphilis bacteria and are highly contagious.

  3. Trichomoniasis - Cause

    Learn what causes trichomoniasis.

  4. Trichomoniasis - Treatment Overview

    Trichomoniasis (trich) is treated with an oral antiprotozoal medication, such as metronidazole or tinidazole.

  5. Antibiotics for Chlamydia

    Drug details for Antibiotics for chlamydia.

  6. Trichomoniasis - Exams and Tests

    Read about exams and tests doctors use to diagnose trichomoniasis.

  7. Herpes Tests

    Herpes testing is done to detect the presence of the herpes simplex virus (HSV). An HSV infection can cause small, painful blisterlike sores of the skin or the tissue lining (mucous membranes) of the throat, nose, mouth, urethra, rectum, and vagina.

  8. Sexual Problems in Women - Home Treatment

    Treatment of sexual problems is guided by you, your partner, and your health professional. You may find that it depends largely on changes you try at home.

  9. Genital Herpes - Symptoms

    Genital herpes symptoms can vary greatly from person to person. Most people never have any symptoms or ones that are so mild they may not recognize them, although some people develop painful and bothersome symptoms.

  10. Genital Herpes - Treatment Overview

    The goal of treatment for genital herpes is to provide relief from the discomfort of herpes sores and to reduce the time it takes for an outbreak to heal.Initial treatmentMost people find some relief and recover more quickly from the first (primary) outbr

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