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Advice? When chicken pox start to form how long should the child be quarantined?
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Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Contagiousness
Chickenpox is contagious 1-2 days before the rash and until all the blisters have scabbed.

In brief: Contagiousness
Chickenpox is contagious 1-2 days before the rash and until all the blisters have scabbed.
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Till lesions crusted
Age old advise has been to keep the child away from others until all lesions are crusted over.

In brief: Till lesions crusted
Age old advise has been to keep the child away from others until all lesions are crusted over.
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Dr. Danny Proffitt
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
In brief: 7 days & dry
Once the blisters emerge you can start the clock on isolation.
The general rule is seven days from the first lesion or until they have all dried, whichever is later. Since it is contagious before the rash, secondary cases could start showing up 10-21 days after that exposure.

In brief: 7 days & dry
Once the blisters emerge you can start the clock on isolation.
The general rule is seven days from the first lesion or until they have all dried, whichever is later. Since it is contagious before the rash, secondary cases could start showing up 10-21 days after that exposure.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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