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Chicken Pox How Long Do They Last
Caused by the varicella-zoster virus, chicken pox results in a blister rash that starts on the stomach, back, and face and spreads throughout the entire body. These small itchy blisters eventually scab over. Associated symptoms include itching, fatigue, malaise, and a fever. The most effective method to prevent spreading of the varicella virus is ...Read more
Range of issues: The kid with chickenpox has been incubating it in his or her system for 10-21 days by the time it erupts.It erupst in waves of new blisters for a period of up to 6 days and is contagious from 24-48 hours prior to eruption until the last new blister dries.It then takes a week or two for most of the blisrer sites to fade some.The skin may look irregular for a year or more at the site of some lesions. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I am affected by chicken pox from last wed may'3. How long i have to wait for doing sex with my wife. Please be notice this query and reply as soon.
Chicken Pox: Once the lesions crust over you are no longer contagious. To be extra safe, wait one week after they crust over, then you can start having close contact. There is a Varicella vaccine, so discuss all immunizations with your Doctor to be sure you are up to date with current guidelines. Best wishes. ...Read more
Air not infected: Chicken pox is transmitted from someone with the disease sneezing or coughing in your face, or from the liquid inside of the blisters coming into contact with your mouth, nose or eyes. The air is not really infected. ...Read more
Blisters dry ~7dys: Blisters come up in crops over about 7 days.The kid is considered contageous until the last blister is dry, but the general period of 7 days from first blister + 1-2 days before. The blister wound will dry and heal primaiily that first 7 days. It may take 6 wks for the skin to feel smooth where the spots were, and the skin pigment may irregular for a year. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How long will chicken pox last in a 17 year old? It's been 6 days and my pox have yet to completely burst
Resolves in 2 weeks: It scabs normally in 5 days after the vescicules are noticed.Since the vescicles come in crops,the first appearing will dry and scab first and the latest ones will be last to dry.It will take its course and you have to be patient about it.In older children and adults the rash is usually worse than in Children ...Read more
Hard to say: Since it has only been in wide use in the us since the mid 90's, we don't have enough long term data available to be sure.Most research suggests that completion of the two dose series will produce lifeling immmunity in >95% of recipients. ...Read more
Can someone tell me how long will my shingles last and be contagious to people who have not had chicken pox?
How long does the chicken pox vaccine last? My son is 2 and got it last year, just wondering if he can still get them? I had them at 5
May need a booster: One dose of chickenpox vaccination will provide long term but probably not life long immunity. Immunity can be checked by a blood test. A booster maybe needed in the future. The effectiveness of the vaccination depends on the individual. Some people (1 in 5)will still get chickenpox despite the vaccination but they tend to get a much milder form of the disease. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I just got a tetanus, chicken pox, and meningitis shot today. Is it normal for my whole body to be aching? How long should it last?
I received 5 vaccinations yesterday and now I feel terrible. How long would the side effects last. I got the polio meningococo chicken pox etc.....?
How long does maternal immunity to chicken pox last in breast feed babies? Afraid as my 7 month baby exposed to his father diagnosed varcilla. Pl help
Several weeks: The maternal transmitted immunity only is protective for several weeks. A 7 month old child is not protected. If he has been exposed to his Dad he may get chickenpox. This would happen up to 3 weeks after the exposure. It is unlikely an early immunization would help. All the best and I hope he escapes the illness. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
4-7 days: We don't see chicken pox very often anymore due to the vaccine. The illness can last a long time 5-7 days and sometimes more. He is considered not conagious when the last pox scabs over. ...Read more
7-21 days: You are clear after 21 days.Get a more detailed answer ›
Depends: The best answer depends on the perspective. If you count the 10-21 days that you incubate & have the quiet stage prior to breaking out it is quite long. A person becomes contagious a day or so before breaking out, has crops of new blisters for 3-5 days & then is not contagious after the last one dries out, about 6 days after the first spot. ...Read more
Last: It can last for 21 days.Get a more detailed answer ›
Immediately: Usually as soon as one breaks out.Anti-itching medication or lotion may help the symptoms. ...Read more
Variable: Everyone is different and the time will depend on the severity of the infection. It is usually between 2-4 weeks. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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