What Causes Pox Virus?

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Chickenpox is contagious, meaning that somebody who has it can easily spread it to someone else. A person with chickenpox is most contagious during the first 2 to 5 days of being sick. That’s usually about 1 to 2 days before the rash shows up. So you could be spreading around chickenpox without even knowing it! Can adults pass on the chickenpox virus? Any child or adult who has never had chickenpox...

Will Chicken Pox Come Twice?

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A person with chickenpox can spread the disease to someone else from one day before the rash appears until all chickenpox blisters have crusted over. Once someone has had a chickenpox infection, he or she almost always develops a lifelong immunity, meaning that person usually does not get chickenpox a second time. Can you carry chicken pox if you have already had it? Can I have chickenpox more than...

How Long Does Chicken Pox Take To Heal?

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The rash may be very itchy, especially before it scabs over with a crust. You are still contagious until all the blisters on your body have scabbed over. The crusty scabbed areas eventually fall off. It takes seven to 14 days to disappear completely. Can I go out during chicken pox? If you have chickenpox, you can help stop the disease spreading by: staying away from childcare, school, work or other...