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how long does it take chicken pox to heal

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
43 years experience Dermatology
Last: It can last for 21 days.

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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
46 years experience Pediatrics
Immediately: Usually as soon as one breaks out.Anti-itching medication or lotion may help the symptoms.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
19 years experience Dermatology
Variable: Everyone is different and the time will depend on the severity of the infection. It is usually between 2-4 weeks.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
46 years experience Pediatrics
1-2 weeks: Usually the disease is gone in 1-2 weeks, although the lesions may take a bit longer to heal and there can be exceptions.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Wasser
Specializes in Pediatrics
Weeks: The rash progresses from papules to vesicles to scabs over 1-2 weeks. You will be contagious until all the lesions have become dried scabs. It may t ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Hieber
50 years experience Pediatrics
Chicken pox: The incubation period for chickenpox is 14-21 days with the majority of susceptible children beginning to manifest fever and vesicular ( pox -pink bas ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
54 years experience Pediatrics
CHICKENPOX: Scars of the chickenpox lasts for a long time usually weeks to few months.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jalal Zuberi
45 years experience Pediatrics
Confirm diagnosis : You may have chicken pox if you missed chicken pox vaccine that is recommended nowadays as routine God age 1 and 2 yrs of age. Once the rash had crust ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Chicken pox: It takes about3 weeks for all the pox to clear up completely.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
45 years experience Travel Medicine
4-6 weeks: Hard to be precise because the answer is based on when it was measured and no one checked day after day. At 4-6 weeks, immune response was strong. The ... Read More
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