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my son has chicken pox am I contagious

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
No less than a week : No less than a week from the first blister and up until the last blister has dried. They are often most contagious in their oral secretions in the day ... Read More
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A 1-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
40 years experience Holistic Medicine
Common & contagious!: This is surprisingly common; many get a mild form of chickenpox from the vaccine and some even develop shingles! Because the vaccine is a live virus o ... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Alexander
33 years experience Pediatrics
Very!: Spread by droplets from mouth or nose (like coughs, sneezes, or breathing) or from contact with clothes or other items contaminated by skin sores. Ver ... Read More
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Dr. Mark Diamond
46 years experience Pediatrics
Of course it is: Of course thru droplets, respiratory and contact. Immunization provides protection. It is safe when ther are no new lesions and all the old ones are s ... Read More
Dr. Kevin Windisch
25 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: This is a highly contagious disease in nonvaccinated individuals.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Very: A non immune person exposed to someone with chickenpox has a 95% risk of acquiring the disease.The cpx patient is contagious from a day prior to break ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Confusing question: Some refer to an unusual pattern of blisters that may arise a week or so after the vaccine, or a vaccinated pt with an unusual outbreak months or year ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Varies: Patients (usually children) are infectious to others for roughly 2 days before the blisters occur and then until the blisters have formed scabs coveri ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Arthur Torre
51 years experience Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Till rash is crusted: Chicken pox is contagious for a minimum of 5 days after the onset of the rash until all the lesions are crusted over- whichever is longer.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
About a week: Chickenpox tends to emerge in waves of new spots over a period of 2-5 days.The blister grows, pops & crusts usually within a single day. A person is c ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
56 years experience Pediatrics
Chickenpox: The communicability of chickenpox starts from 1-2 days before the rash and for about 7 days after the onset of the rash or until all blisters have for ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
About a week: Chickenpox tends to emerge in waves of new spots over a period of 2-5 days.The blister grows, pops ; crusts usually within a single day. A person is c ... Read More

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