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)

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

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

(E-Cigarette)
Type
Lifestyle Modification
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (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)

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

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

(E-Cigarette)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (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?

  • 0 new patients joined this month
  • 8 say chickenpox is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 5
30s 4
40s 6
50s 5
60s 6
70+ 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 10
Female 18

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