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A 44-year-old member asked:

How long is it supposed to it take for chicken pox to go away?

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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 47 years experience
1-2 weeks: Usually the disease is gone in 1-2 weeks, although the lesions may take a bit longer to heal and there can be exceptions.

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A 39-year-old member asked:

How long is it supposed to it take for chicken pox spots to dissapear?

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Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics 55 years experience
CHICKENPOX: Scars of the chickenpox lasts for a long time usually weeks to few months.
A 49-year-old member asked:

How long until my chicken pox go away?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 58 years experience
Usually 7 to 10 days: From the time the rash appears and to the time scabs are formed and you are not contagious any more it takes aprox 7 to 10 days
A 31-year-old member asked:

How long is it supposed to it take for chicken pox to disappear?

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Dr. Lawrence Wasser
Specializes in Pediatrics
Weeks: The rash progresses from papules to vesicles to scabs over 1-2 weeks. You will be contagious until all the lesions have become dried scabs. It may take another week for the scabs to go away.
A 31-year-old member asked:

What are the ways that chicken pox go away?

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Dr. Stanley Lightfoot
59 years experience
No: Ther is no magical cure but it will go away in 7-10 days it is a virus and there is no specific therapy for this.
A 45-year-old member asked:

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

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
20 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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