Treatment of both types of the disease is aimed at making the child comfortable. There are no medications that will shorten the course of the disease.

chancroid A sexually transmitted disease rarely seen in the past 30 years but making a comeback since the early 1980s. There have been outbreaks in the United States in large cities in California and parts of the South over the past 15 years.

Those most at risk are teens with multiple sex partners or those with other STDs (especially syphilis). However, any sexually active person can be infected with chancroid.

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