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How long does chicken pox typically last?
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree
In brief: Range of issues
The kid with chickenpox has been incubating it in his or her system for 10-21 days by the time it erupts.
It erupst in waves of new blisters for a period of up to 6 days and is contagious from 24-48 hours prior to eruption until the last new blister dries.It then takes a week or two for most of the blisrer sites to fade some.The skin may look irregular for a year or more at the site of some lesions.

In brief: Range of issues
The kid with chickenpox has been incubating it in his or her system for 10-21 days by the time it erupts.
It erupst in waves of new blisters for a period of up to 6 days and is contagious from 24-48 hours prior to eruption until the last new blister dries.It then takes a week or two for most of the blisrer sites to fade some.The skin may look irregular for a year or more at the site of some lesions.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Joseph Bark
Dermatology
In brief: Varicella
Chickenpox can last for three weeks or more.
The problem is scarring, this is almost always accompanied by scratching the blisters. If a child is prone to scratching chickenpox, it really helps to have them on an antibiotic during the course of this condition. A physical is needed, too, and vital signs taken for any sign of fever, etc.

In brief: Varicella
Chickenpox can last for three weeks or more.
The problem is scarring, this is almost always accompanied by scratching the blisters. If a child is prone to scratching chickenpox, it really helps to have them on an antibiotic during the course of this condition. A physical is needed, too, and vital signs taken for any sign of fever, etc.
Dr. Joseph Bark
Dr. Joseph Bark
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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology
In brief: 1-2 weeks
Typically chicken pox lasts about a week.
However until all the lesions dry up and no longer are contagious could take 2 weeks.

In brief: 1-2 weeks
Typically chicken pox lasts about a week.
However until all the lesions dry up and no longer are contagious could take 2 weeks.
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dr. Morris Westfried
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