How does chicken pox spread?

Contact. It's viral infection. Usually need contact with patient (who acts as source).
Chickenpox. 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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Is it possible to spread the disease (chicken pox)? I'm done with it 22 days ago

Crusted lesions ? At this stage, only direct contact with ruptured blister fluid can spread the illness, if the skin lesions have all crusted over, you should be non-infectious. Read more...

Are there any ways to stop the spread of chicken pox on your body once you already have it? Answer please!

Minimizing scratch. Minimizing itching and scratching is best. The blisters associated with CHicken pox are filled with fluid, at this time, you are still in the contagious state. Once all blisters have crusted over, then you are in the healing and recovering state. Read more...

How can one prevent the spread of chicken pox in his household?

Vaccination. The chickenpox is contageous for about 24hrs before the rash comes out in in most cases.The virus is in the saliva/cough or spots. Any susceptible person living in the same household will likely get it because of the unrecognised early exposure.Incubation ranges 10-21 days.Isolation & hand washing might help but has minimal benefit,since a cough will launch the virus into the air. Read more...

My husband have chicken pox now, may be it will spread over me also. We planned trying for baby from next month. Any risk by chicken pox affects baby?

Chickenpox baby time. Chicken pox can be dangerous to babies, especially the early part of pregnancy. If you dont have the rash now, you should be checked to see if you had it before with a blood test. There is a vaccine but just like with real chicken pox you should wait one month before trying to conceive. Read more...
No risk to baby. Since you are planning to have baby from next month, but you are not pregnant now ,there is nothing to worry about the baby even if you get pregnant after a month or so .Baby will not get affected even if you get chicken pox . Read more...

Can a child spread chicken pox by playing on a water slide with other children at a party?

Yes. Chickenpox can be spread through the respiratory tract as well as by direct contact with the lesions once they appear, and playing together during a party presents many ways of transmission during any phase of the illness. Read more...
Yes. The rule is that if all of the chicken pox blisters have dried up and formed scabs then they are no longer contagious. Children who are 4 to 5 years old or older should have received two chicken pox shots. In which case they should be immune. If there is an unvaccinated child at the party they would be at risk. Read more...

If I've had chicken pox as a child but I'm exposed to the active virus can I spread it to other people?

No. For someone who had natural chicken pox to catch same disease again and transmit to someone else is very unlikely. Read more...

It'd be possible that a chicken pox spread when a person with this infection is inside my neighbor's house?

Yes. It is spread by respiratory droplets. So people around the person can be exposed. If you are not in the neighbors house then you cannot be exposed. If you are not in the physical presence of the infected person you are not exposed. Read more...