My main question is do chancres always ooze/open up? Is there a possibility to that a chancre can be just a hard, tiny lump under the skin? My understanding is that chancres usually show up at the site of infection - where the virus entered. Is that true? If so, is it possible to have a chancre on your hand or is the skin there too thick? (The hand being the first thing to touch the penis, before my mouth.)
Also - the rash that appears in secondary stage - most sites I've been on (including the CDC) say that it's usually itch-less. Is that mainly true across the board?
I've posted 2 questions in other STD specific forums and as the weeks go by and I'm closer to the day I can go get tested (at the 7 week mark - have my appointment ready), I do feel better about not having anything. But this morning I woke to a rash all over my body - it seriously covers everything but my face. Only certain parts itch - but I'm attributing that to dry skin/December weather. I had an unprotected oral sex encounter at the end of October and formed a hard lump on my finger somewhere around the same time. It never broke skin, it itched like mad, it went away within days. All 3 of those 'signs' go against what a chancre should be (according to the CDC). I was concerned it might be herpes whitlow but one of my questions on here concerned that and was addressed. Here I am at 7 weeks to the day past exposure and I am covered in red dots - some look like pimples, some just look like ingrown hair follicles. At first I thought this would be an allergic reaction to an antibiotic I'm on, but at day 9 of 10 of treatment even the doctor was puzzled why the allergic reaction would show up then.