Group B streptococcus

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What is group B streptococcus?

Group B Streptococcus is a type of bacteria that causes illness in people of all ages. While harmless in otherwise healthy adults, it is the most common cause of some life-threatening infections in newborns, such as neonatal sepsis and postpartum infection.

Common symptoms reported by people with group B streptococcus

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 group B streptococcus

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

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

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

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

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

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

(Percocet)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)

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

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

(Shea butter lotion)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Hospitalization skin thinning
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

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

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

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

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

(Percocet)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

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


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 2
30s 4
40s 2
50s 3
60s 4
70+ 1

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 1
Female 16

These charts show data from group B streptococcus patients who have completed their condition history
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