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How many days does it take for spots to appear when a child has been infected with chicken pox?
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Dr. Barry Bergman
Pediatrics
6 doctors agree
In brief: 7-14 days
From time of exposure it is 7-14 days to develop the infection.

In brief: 7-14 days
From time of exposure it is 7-14 days to develop the infection.
Dr. Barry Bergman
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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Chickenpox
It usually takes 14 to 16 days to get the symptoms of chickenpox after you have been around someone with the virus.
Then red spot appear, it usually takes about 1 or 2 days for the spots to go through all its stages. This includes blistering, bursting, drying, and crusting over. New red spots will appear every day for up to 5 to 7 days. After 10 days, your child can go back to school.

In brief: Chickenpox
It usually takes 14 to 16 days to get the symptoms of chickenpox after you have been around someone with the virus.
Then red spot appear, it usually takes about 1 or 2 days for the spots to go through all its stages. This includes blistering, bursting, drying, and crusting over. New red spots will appear every day for up to 5 to 7 days. After 10 days, your child can go back to school.
Dr. Michael Fisher
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