venereal sore


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chan·croid

(shang'kroyd),
An infectious, painful, ragged venereal ulcer at the site of infection by Haemophilus ducreyi, beginning after an incubation period of 3-7 days; seen more commonly in men; gram-negative streptobacilli may be identified by staining material from the ulcer.
[chancre + G. eidos, resemblance]

venereal sore

See chancre.

venereal ulcer

An obsolete term for:
(1) Chancroid, see there.  
(2) (Syphilitic) chancre, see there.

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Q. Are cold sores contagious? My boyfriend has cold sores on his mouth. Can I catch it from him? If so, how can I prevent catching it?

A. Cold sores contain the HSV-1 virus, which is the herpes simplex virus . While your boyfriend has cold sores, he should wash his hands often, especially after touching his face. He shouldn't share cups and eating utensils with others since he is very contagious. You should not kiss him or touch the cold sores either, in order not to be infected.

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