Eczema herpeticum

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What is eczema herpeticum?

Eczema herpeticum occurs with the herpes simplex virus. It is a distinct skin eruption of painful pus filled lesions and often occurs with other preexisting chronic skin diseases.

Common symptoms reported by people with eczema herpeticum

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

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Treatments taken by people with eczema herpeticum

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Zovirax)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
eczema herpeticum (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Augmentin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
eczema herpeticum (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Lanacane)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Clindamycin PH 1% Gel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
eczema herpeticum (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Benadryl)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Balneum Plus)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Valtrex)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
eczema herpeticum (1)

Data from patients with eczema herpeticum, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with eczema herpeticum

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Zovirax)
Perceived effectiveness
for eczema herpeticum (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
eczema herpeticum (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Augmentin)
Perceived effectiveness
for eczema herpeticum (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
eczema herpeticum (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Lanacane)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Clindamycin PH 1% Gel)
Perceived effectiveness
for eczema herpeticum (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
eczema herpeticum (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Benadryl)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
fatigue (1) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Balneum Plus)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Valtrex)
Perceived effectiveness
for eczema herpeticum (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
eczema herpeticum (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with eczema herpeticum, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has eczema herpeticum on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 2
30s 3
40s 2
50s 1
60s 0
70+ 0
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 1
20-29 years 1
30-39 years 3
40-49 years 0
50-59 years 0
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 2
Female 7

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 5
Not Diagnosed 2

These charts show data from eczema herpeticum patients who have completed their condition history
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