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How long can the chicken pox last?

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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Joseph Eastern
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: ? 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+.

In brief: ? 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+.
Dr. James Ferguson
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