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My nephew is only 3 years old and has the chicken pox. How many days will it take for them to go away?
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
In brief: Varies
They are considered contagious from the day before the rash started until the last one has scabbed & dried or a week later, whichever is longer. The healing depends somewhat on the kids scratching and any additional problems that can cause.
most fade initially within 3 weeks but skin changes can last a year.

In brief: Varies
They are considered contagious from the day before the rash started until the last one has scabbed & dried or a week later, whichever is longer. The healing depends somewhat on the kids scratching and any additional problems that can cause.
most fade initially within 3 weeks but skin changes can last a year.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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In brief: Perhaps a week
In most cases it takes upwards of a week before all the lesion's have crusted over. This is when one is generally no longer considered to be contagious.
Sometimes it can take longer if there are a lot of lesions, shorter if there are only a few lesions.

In brief: Perhaps a week
In most cases it takes upwards of a week before all the lesion's have crusted over. This is when one is generally no longer considered to be contagious.
Sometimes it can take longer if there are a lot of lesions, shorter if there are only a few lesions.
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
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Dr. Willam Lau
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
In brief: 7-14 days
7-14 days, it becomes non-infectious when the vesicles scab over.

In brief: 7-14 days
7-14 days, it becomes non-infectious when the vesicles scab over.
Dr. Willam Lau
Dr. Willam Lau
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