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contagious stage of chickenpox

A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
26 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: chickenpox is very contagious!
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Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Very much so: Chickenpox is the prime example of a very contagious germ. It can be passed through contact with saliva, ooze from blisters, through a cough, etc.. As ... Read More

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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aileen Sedman
43 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Adults who have never had chickenpox (varicella) can get the disease if they are not immune. I t can be severe in adults and cause pneumonia and othe ... Read More
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Dr. Ronda Dennis-Smithart
Specializes in Pediatrics
Yes: I agree with dr. Sedman-and can't emphasize enough that you should call your doctor for an antiviral and/or vaccine. The disease incubates for 7-21 d ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
25 years experience Pediatrics
Highly!: It would be good for both you, and your classmates to stay home to recover until all of your blisters are completely scabbed and dry.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Depends: The chickenpox is considered contagious from 24-48 hours before the first spot appears.It continues to be contagious until the last lesion has dried, ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aileen Sedman
43 years experience Pediatrics
Very contagious: Chicken pox (varicella) is very contagious. If you previously were vaccinated or have had the disease, your chances of getting it are very low. If ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
When last spot dry: The contagious period of chickenpox extends from 24-48 hours before the onset of the rash for six to seven days.Over that period the average person wi ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
No/a week: Chickenpox is one of the most contagious illnesses known, passing in saliva, droplets of a cough or direct contact with the wounds. Patients are conta ... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: It can be spread to susceptable persons thru contact with airborn droplets or contact with material from draining sores.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
50 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
When all the lesions: Have dried up, you'll no longer be contagious. Avoid contact with young infants till you're sure.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Bf okay: If the Bf had chicken pox vaccination, he should be okay and not be susceptible to the virus. To be sure you Bf may get a blood test to see if he has ... Read More

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