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How long do chickenpox take to come out if you have played with a child who has it?
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Dr. Mark Patterson
Pediatrics
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In brief: 10-20 days
If exposed to chicken pox (varicella), an unimmunized person may develop a rash in 10-20 days.
The rash usually starts on the body or face and resemble a red spot, turns into a blister, then scabs over in a few days. The person is no longer contagious once all the blisters have scabbed. The illness usually lasts 7-10 days. Get a chicken pox shot if you have not had the illness.

In brief: 10-20 days
If exposed to chicken pox (varicella), an unimmunized person may develop a rash in 10-20 days.
The rash usually starts on the body or face and resemble a red spot, turns into a blister, then scabs over in a few days. The person is no longer contagious once all the blisters have scabbed. The illness usually lasts 7-10 days. Get a chicken pox shot if you have not had the illness.
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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology
In brief: Incubation
It takes between 10 and 21 days after contact with an infected person for someone to develop chickenpox (this is known as the chickenpox incubation period).
While this is the complete range for the chickenpox incubation period, the usual chickenpox incubation period averages between 14 and 16 days.

In brief: Incubation
It takes between 10 and 21 days after contact with an infected person for someone to develop chickenpox (this is known as the chickenpox incubation period).
While this is the complete range for the chickenpox incubation period, the usual chickenpox incubation period averages between 14 and 16 days.
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