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A 34-year-old female asked:

I've got shingles. how many weeks or days would it be until i know my kids haven't been infected with chicken pox?

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Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Incubation time: The incubation time for varicella is 7-21 days, so you are not going to know until 3 weeks after all of your lesions have resolved whether they will contract the virus. Were they immunized? This reduces the chance very significantly. Greatest risk would be to someone under age one or someone with a compromised immune system.
Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine 37 years experience
7-14 days: is the incubation period. Were your kids vaccinated for chicken pox?

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Last updated May 30, 2016

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