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How long can the chicken pox last?

How long can the chicken pox last?

10-14 days...: ...Is the typical duration, but it can last 3 weeks or even longer in severe cases, or when there is a problem with the patient's immune system. ...Read more

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Chickenpox (Definition)

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


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How long does chicken pox typically last?

How long does chicken pox typically last?

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 more

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How long does chicken pox last in teenagers ?

Chicken pox duration: Chicken pox generally lasts 5-7 days. One is not contagious once all sores have crusted over- usually about a week. ...Read more

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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

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How long does chicken pox last for in the air? How long is the air "infected" for?

How long does chicken pox last for in the air? How long is the air "infected" for?

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

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How long should chicken pox last on a 10 yr old child?

How long should chicken pox last on a 10 yr old child?

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 more

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How long will chicken pox last in a 17 year old? It's been 6 days and my pox have yet to completely burst

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

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How long does the chicken pox vaccine lasts?

How long does the chicken pox vaccine lasts?

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

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How long does chicken pox vaccine last?

How long does chicken pox vaccine last?

Unclear: Initially thought o be lifetime, than appeared to wane so recommendation for 2nd shot, unknown how long immunity really lasts. ...Read more

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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

About 4 years: Then a booster shot at age 4 will give lifelong protection. The shot only takes away about 80% of the chance of getting the disease, however, but it takes away all chance of dying from the disease - disease after the shot is quite mild. ...Read more

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How long does the chicken pox vaccine last for children? Will a booster be needed in the future?

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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 more

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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.....?

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.....?

Initial Rxn 48h: The pain & discomfort of any big series generally clears in 48hrs. With the MMR young adults sometimes have some mild joint stiffness or pain that can last a week or so but may not show up for 1-2 wks. ...Read more

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When do chicken pox in your throat go away? How long does it last for?

10 to 14 days: It takes same time as rash over the body It is anywhere from10 to 14 days ...Read more

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Hi, How long does passive immunity to chicken pox last for breast feeding babies?

Hi, How long does passive immunity to chicken pox last for breast feeding babies?

? passive ?: The passive immunity a baby receives is in the form of IGG passed through the placenta prior to birth. This probably lasts about 3 months. The secretory IGA in breast milk has little to no effect on chickenpox immunity. ...Read more

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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

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 more

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When a children have chicken pox, how long do they feel sickly for?

When a children have chicken pox, how long do they feel sickly for?

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

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In chicken pox how long does the rashes come?

For about a week: The rashes are from the different stages it may last for 2 weeks. Sarts with a red spot and then blister and scab. ...Read more

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How long until my chicken pox go away?

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 ...Read more

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For what length of time can chicken pox last?

For what length of time can chicken pox last?

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

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How long till chicken pox start to really itch?

How long till chicken pox start to really itch?

Maybe never.: Some cases of chicken pox never itch at all. Other cases begin itching on day one and don't stop until 2 weeks after the rash has resolved. There is no hard and fast rule. ...Read more

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How long would it take before chicken pox start to itch?

Immediately: Usually as soon as one breaks out.Anti-itching medication or lotion may help the symptoms. ...Read more

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

Variable: Everyone is different and the time will depend on the severity of the infection. It is usually between 2-4 weeks. ...Read more

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

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

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