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How soon after chicken pox happens can the child resume school?

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Dr. Patrick Hieber
Dr. Patrick Hieberanswered
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Chicken pox: Pt is non-contagious after last "crop" of vesicles has collapsed into dry scabs and no new lesions have appeared for 24 hours.
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
Dermatology 25 years experience
Crusted lesions: The usual recommendation is someone with chicken pox (varicella) is infectious until all lesions have crusted over.

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How long should you keep your child of school with chicken pox?

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Dr. Melissa Gowans
Pediatrics 21 years experience
Chicken Pox: Your child should stay out of school until all of the blisters / pustules are gone.

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