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Doctor insights on: How Long Does Cough Associated With Chicken Pox Last

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Could i still get chicken pox if the possibly infected person doesn't sneeze or cough?

Could i still get chicken pox if the possibly infected person doesn't sneeze or cough?

Yes: You can get it from direct contrast too. If you've never had chicken pox or have not been vaccinated, best to stay away and avoid contact. ...Read more

Dr. James Ferguson
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Chickenpox (Definition)

Chickenpox is an illness caused by a virus known as varicella zoster. The first time someone is infected with this virus, usually in childhood, he or she will develop an itchy rash consisting of vesicles or fluid filled, reddened blisters. Chickenpox is highly contagious and spread via infected individuals. We now have an effective ...Read more


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My son has what looks like a chicken pox rash. He also has a persistent cough, fever, earache. He has eczema spots look like cold sites on this?

My son has what looks like a chicken pox rash.  He also has a persistent cough, fever, earache. He has eczema spots look like cold sites on this?

Rash w fever: He may not have chicken pox but certainly some viral exam rheumatoid infection call his pediatricuan or go to er. ...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 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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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

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

Coughing is an important way to keep your throat and airways clear. However, excessive coughing may mean you have an underlying disease or disorder. Some coughs are dry, while others are considered productive. A productive cough is one ...Read more