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how long is a baby contagious with his chicken pox?

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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 formed scabs.
Answered on Dec 3, 2012
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Dr. Barry Bergman
41 years experience Pediatrics
7-10 Days: About a week or until the last vessicle scabs over. About 7-10 days.
Answered on Jun 29, 2012

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