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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. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...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 can the chicken pox last?

How long can the chicken pox last?

? last?: The chickenpox incubates for 10-21 days in the body before emerging as spots/complications. The person is considered contagious from the day before spots appear until the last spot has crusted & dried or 7 days, whichever is later. Rare cases have complications like pneumonia that put you in the ICU or result in death, so in some it lingers for weeks+. ...Read more

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How long does chicken pox last in teenagers?

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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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 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 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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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 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 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 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 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?

Yes: Immunizations can have side effects like the ones you are experiencing. They normally go away after a day or two. ...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.....?

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

Baby's at risk: Maternal antibody passed during pregnancy will give 3-6 months of variable protection. The BF antibody is mostly IGA and provides some nonspecific protection but not enough to be protective. Some IGG comes across but the effect is minimal. Timing of the exposure to breakout as 10-21 days. Discuss with your doc if s/he thinks meds would help if infected. Most kids in this age group have a mild process ...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 is chicken pox contagious?  

How long is chicken pox contagious?  

Varies: Patients (usually children) are infectious to others for roughly 2 days before the blisters occur and then until the blisters have formed scabs covering them completely, about 4 to 5 days. ...Read more

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For how long is chicken pox contagious for?

14 to 21 days: Chicken pox is contagious even before the rash appears and remain contagious till the last blister has scabbed ...Read more

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How long is a baby contagious with his chicken pox?

How long is a baby contagious with his chicken pox?

7-10 Days: About a week or until the last vessicle scabs over. About 7-10 days. ...Read more

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How long will my son be contagious with the chicken pox?

How long will my son be contagious with the chicken pox?

No less than a week: No less than a week from the first blister and up until the last blister has dried. They are often most contagious in their oral secretions in the day or so before they break out, but virus from the blisters can spread it too. ...Read more

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What to do if I want to ask how long is chicken pox contagious?

What to do if I want to ask how long is chicken pox contagious?

About a week: Chickenpox tends to emerge in waves of new spots over a period of 2-5 days. The blister grows, pops ; crusts usually within a single day. A person is considered contagious for 1-2 days before to 6 days after the emergence of the rash. ...Read more

Dr. James Ferguson
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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