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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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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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. ...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

Contagious (Definition)

One is able to transmit an infection to another by ...Read more