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When is chicken pox not contagious anymore?

When is chicken pox not contagious anymore?

Chicken Pox: When all the sores have crusted over, chicken pox is no longer contagious.

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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


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Is chicken pox contagious?

Is chicken pox contagious?

Of course it is: Of course thru droplets, respiratory and contact. Immunization provides protection. It is safe when ther are no new lesions and all the old ones are scabbed over.

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Is atypical chicken pox contagious?

Is atypical chicken pox contagious?

Yes: Chickenpox is highly infectious. Spread throughout households is very common with infection of up to 90% of vulnerable individuals who come into contact. Most infection occurs in those under 5 years of age and immunity increases with age until adulthood. Http://patient. Info/doctor/chickenpox-pro

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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.

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At what times is chicken pox contagious?

Prior to spots + 7: Unfortunately CP is often passed in oro-nasal secretions for 1-2 days before the first spots appear. (leading to frustration on finding source) debris from blisters can spread CP until the last blisters have dried. Some offer 1 day before until day 7 of the rash as the general period of infectivity.

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For how long is chicken pox contagious for?

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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All my chicken pox were dried up and crusted. But I removed the others and still pinkish and did not wait for it to remove by itself. I'm I still contagious?

All my chicken pox were dried up and crusted. But I removed the others and still pinkish and did not wait for it to remove by itself. I'm I still contagious?

Chicken pox: "A person with chickenpox can spread the disease from 1 to 2 days before they get the rash until all their chickenpox blisters have formed scabs (usually 5-7 days)." REF: https://www. Cdc. Gov/chickenpox/about/transmission.html

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Is shingles just as contagious as chicken pox?

No: Chickenpox can be passed by both airborn droplets in a cough and the debris from a leaking blister. Zoster does not involve a phaze with virus in your mucous so airborn spread is not likely;however, it can be passed by direct contact with the debris from leaking blisters.

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When the chicken pox has crusted over that means your not contagious anymore, But if you accidently scratch one off does it become contagious again?

When the chicken pox has crusted over that means your not contagious anymore, But if you accidently scratch one off does it become contagious again?

Unlikely: The contagious period for cpx is considered the first week after eruptions start. By that point, the body has surrounded virus with antibodies and they go to the skin surface to die (in blisters)The early blisters do have contagious viral particles but most of what you would get pulling a scab off is just body serum, with no viral particles. It would be a reasonable precaution to wash/cover that area

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Are shingles contagious if you've had chicken pox before?

Confusing question: You cannot catch shingles from an affected person but if susceptible, you could get chickenpox. If you have had Cpx before you will not be at risk from this person. Shingled differs from Cpx in being less contagious. The germ will not be in their saliva or a cough, just in the debris from the sores.

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Is shingles contagious to someone who hasn't had chicken pox?

Is shingles contagious to someone who hasn't had chicken pox?

Possibly: The debris from the shingles sores can give chickenpox to a susceptible person. The shingles patient is not secreting the germ in their saliva, as they would during chickenpox. So if the sores are covered or the material is kept away from susceptible people, transfer will not occur. This is quite different from chickenpox, where airborne droplets easily spread the disease before the kid breaks out.

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I have a chicken pox and the scab are still pinkish because I've removed some of the crust. Is it still contagious?

I have a chicken pox and the scab are still pinkish because I've removed some of the crust. Is it still contagious?

Contagious period: You are considered contagious from the day before spots appear until the last lesion is completely crusted and dry or 7 days after, whichever is later.

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Mom has shingles. I've never had chicken pox. Is it contagious?

Mom has shingles. I've never had chicken pox. Is it contagious?

Yes, by contact: Chicken pox and shingles are due to the same virus (the zoster virus). If a person has no good immunity to the zoster virus (never caught chicken pox, is immunosuppressed, never got the vaccine, or got the vaccine but didn't make enough antibodies) then he can get a case of chicken pox from the virus in the open, moist skin lesions of the shingles patient. One can get his antibody level checked.

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Are Shingles contagious to someone a child that has had a chicken pox vaccination? To someone that has had chicken pox previously?

Are Shingles contagious to someone a child that has had a chicken pox vaccination? To someone that has had chicken pox previously?

No: You can't catch shingles. If you never had chickenpox or the vaccine, contact with the ooze from shingles sores has virus that could give you chickenpox. It is not passed through the air like chickenpox so being around someone with shingles is not a significant risk & no risk at all to anyone immune to the disease.

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