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A 45-year-old member asked:

how long is it supposed to it take for chicken pox to clear?

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Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
Dermatology 19 years experience
Variable: Everyone is different and the time will depend on the severity of the infection. It is usually between 2-4 weeks.

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A 41-year-old member asked:

What to do if i got chicken pox on saturday and i'm just wondering how long until it will clear?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Varies: New blisters are usually seen in waves coming out for 3-5 days and producing 200-300 blisters in an average case.The process is contagious until the last blister is dry, generally a week after the first eruption. After initial crusting, the lesions fade within a few weeks but there may be noticable skin pigment irregularities for up to a year.

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