Chickenpox

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What is chickenpox?

Chickenpox is caused by the varicella virus and its symptoms manifest as a multitude of itchy, fluid-filled blisters on the body. It is usually a childhood disease.

Common symptoms reported by people with chickenpox

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

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with chickenpox

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

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

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

(Aspirin Low Dose)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(BuTrans Transdermal Patch)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Voltaren Gel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Exercise
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Advil)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)

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

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

(Tylenol)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Zovirax)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
chickenpox (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Aspirin Low Dose)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
burning in stomach stomach pain
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(BuTrans Transdermal Patch)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Voltaren Gel)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Advil)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
burning in stomach stomach pain
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

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


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 3
30s 4
40s 5
50s 7
60s 2
70+ 0
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 10
20-29 years 1
30-39 years 2
40-49 years 0
50-59 years 0
60-69 years 1
70+ years 0

Sex

Distribution of sex

65% Female
35% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 21
Not Diagnosed 1

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