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How contagious is chicken pox?

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3 doctors agree

In brief: Chicken pox

It is highly contagious.

In brief: Chicken pox

It is highly contagious.
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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Very Contagious

Chicken Pox is very contagious.
It can spread easily as one can get from an infected person who coughs or sneezes or shares food or drink.Can also be transmitted by direct touch with the fluid feom the blister It is even contagious 2to3 days before the rash appears and until all the blisters have crusted over

In brief: Very Contagious

Chicken Pox is very contagious.
It can spread easily as one can get from an infected person who coughs or sneezes or shares food or drink.Can also be transmitted by direct touch with the fluid feom the blister It is even contagious 2to3 days before the rash appears and until all the blisters have crusted over
Dr. Yash Khanna
Dr. Yash Khanna
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Very

A non immune person exposed to someone with chickenpox has a 95% risk of acquiring the disease.
The cpx patient is contagious from a day prior to breaking out until the sixth day.Their saliva, sneezes or the debris from blisters all can spread the disease.The average incubation is 14 days from exposure but the range is 10-21.As little as 1 hour in the same room with a case is considered an exposure.

In brief: Very

A non immune person exposed to someone with chickenpox has a 95% risk of acquiring the disease.
The cpx patient is contagious from a day prior to breaking out until the sixth day.Their saliva, sneezes or the debris from blisters all can spread the disease.The average incubation is 14 days from exposure but the range is 10-21.As little as 1 hour in the same room with a case is considered an exposure.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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