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When is chicken pox not contagious anymore?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology
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In brief: Chicken Pox

When all the sores have crusted over, chicken pox is no longer contagious.

In brief: Chicken Pox

When all the sores have crusted over, chicken pox is no longer contagious.
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dr. Michael Fisher
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In brief: 7 days

Chicken pox (varicella) is spread via two routes.
Airborne spread through respiratory secretions and via contact with open lesions. Patients are typically contagious a couple of days before the rash appears. This period continues for about 5 days after the rash or until the lesions are no longer oozing.

In brief: 7 days

Chicken pox (varicella) is spread via two routes.
Airborne spread through respiratory secretions and via contact with open lesions. Patients are typically contagious a couple of days before the rash appears. This period continues for about 5 days after the rash or until the lesions are no longer oozing.
Dr. Christopher Crosby
Dr. Christopher Crosby
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